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Rotating swings - a theme with variation

Pendrill, Ann-Marie LU (2016) In Physics Education 51(1).
Abstract
Rotating swing rides can be found in many amusement parks, in many different versions. The 'wave swinger' ride, which introduces a wave motion by tilting the roof, is among the classical amusement rides that are found in many different parks, in different sizes, from a number of different makes and names, and varying thematization. The 'StarFlyer' is a more recent version, adding the thrill of lifting the riders 60 m or more over the ground. These rotating swing rides involve beautiful physics, often surprising, but easily observed, when brought to attention. The rides can be used for student worksheet tasks and assignments of different degrees of difficulty, across many math and physics topics. This paper presents a number of variations... (More)
Rotating swing rides can be found in many amusement parks, in many different versions. The 'wave swinger' ride, which introduces a wave motion by tilting the roof, is among the classical amusement rides that are found in many different parks, in different sizes, from a number of different makes and names, and varying thematization. The 'StarFlyer' is a more recent version, adding the thrill of lifting the riders 60 m or more over the ground. These rotating swing rides involve beautiful physics, often surprising, but easily observed, when brought to attention. The rides can be used for student worksheet tasks and assignments of different degrees of difficulty, across many math and physics topics. This paper presents a number of variations of student tasks relating to the theme of rotating swing rides. (Less)
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Amusement park physics, Equivalence principle, Worksheets, Informal learning
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Higher Education
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Physics Education
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51
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1
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9 pages
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IOP Publishing
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0031-9120
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10.1088/0031-9120/51/1/015014
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English
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  abstract     = {Rotating swing rides can be found in many amusement parks, in many different versions. The 'wave swinger' ride, which introduces a wave motion by tilting the roof, is among the classical amusement rides that are found in many different parks, in different sizes, from a number of different makes and names, and varying thematization. The 'StarFlyer' is a more recent version, adding the thrill of lifting the riders 60 m or more over the ground. These rotating swing rides involve beautiful physics, often surprising, but easily observed, when brought to attention. The rides can be used for student worksheet tasks and assignments of different degrees of difficulty, across many math and physics topics. This paper presents a number of variations of student tasks relating to the theme of rotating swing rides.},
  author       = {Pendrill, Ann-Marie},
  issn         = {0031-9120},
  keyword      = {Amusement park physics,Equivalence principle,Worksheets,Informal learning},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {9},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x8309320)},
  series       = {Physics Education},
  title        = {Rotating swings - a theme with  variation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/1/015014},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2016},
}