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Mathematics, measurement and experience of rotations around three axes

Pendrill, Ann Marie LU (2019) In European Journal of Physics 40(1).
Abstract

An amusement ride involving rotations around three axes offers a large-scale illustration for the study of dynamics in three dimensions. The forces on the rider can be measured with co-moving accelerometers. As a first approximation, the different motions can be treated separately, but the combination of rotations is found to lead to a relatively large Coriolis effect. A mathematical description of the motion automatically combines all the different effects and offers a useful programming exercise.

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amusement park physics, dynamics, modelling, rotations, smartphones
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Higher Education
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European Journal of Physics
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40
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1
article number
015003
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IOP Publishing
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  • scopus:85059136654
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0143-0807
DOI
10.1088/1361-6404/aaee22
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English
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  author       = {Pendrill, Ann Marie},
  issn         = {0143-0807},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {European Journal of Physics},
  title        = {Mathematics, measurement and experience of rotations around three axes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/aaee22},
  doi          = {10.1088/1361-6404/aaee22},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2019},
}