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All the Fun of the Fair: Track 1

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There is nothing quite like the thrill of a ride at the fair. But what is it that creates the thrills - making people actually enjoy the experience of being thrown around? The tracks in this Collection look at the circular motion of 4 fairground rides, and focuses in on 'The Hellraiser', mathematically modelling the forces at work. This material makes up part of The Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models

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Track 1: All the Fun of the Fair

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 All the Fun of the Fair    A short introduction to this album. Play now All the Fun of the Fair
2 Circular Motion and the Chairoplane Roundabout    The Nottingham Goose fair provides the backdrop to numerous examples of circular motion. A ride showing uniform motion in the horizontal plane. Play now Circular Motion and the Chairoplane Roundabout
3 The Millennium and the Hangover    Rides showing uniform motion and non-uniform in the vertical plane. Play now The Millennium and the Hangover
4 The Hellraiser    A ride showing 2 uniform horizontal rotations about 2 different axis. A mathematical model is made to look at the forces exerted on the riders. Play now The Hellraiser