• 20 ships, each carrying 2 persons
  • 2r = 11.5 m diameter
  • h = 1.25 m "waves"
  • T = 8.6 s to complete a full circle  

Questions for discussions or calculations

  1. If you ride with a small child, do you sit to the right or to the left in the boat?
  2. How large is the centripetal acceleration?
  3. How much does the centripetal acceleration differ between the inner and outer seat in the boat?
  4. You look at the long ponytail of the rider in front of you. Describe the direction of the ponytail
  5. What is the maximum acceleration due to the up and down motion?
  6. How does this affect the ponytail in front of you?, May 2010