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ERIC Number: EJ887944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
An Apparatus to Simulate an Amusement Park Rotor
Saraiva, Carlos
Physics Teacher, v48 n4 p265-266 Apr 2010
The rotor is a device that can be found in many amusement parks. In the literature there are various articles about this topic. The rotor is a hollow cylindrical room, covered inside with canvas and which can be rotated about the central vertical axis. People stand upright, with their backs against the internal face of the device. When it reaches a certain angular speed, the floor moves down and people don't fall; they are apparently stuck to the walls of the rotating cylinder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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