Imagine you have been given the chance to sign in as a team member of the
Luge Competition in the 2002 Winter Olympics being held at Winter Park,
near Park City, Utah. You will become what is known in the sport as a
"slider" and you'll ride on a small sled, the luge, which
speeds downhill in a grooved track. The luge can reach speeds of 80-100
km/hr (45-60 mi/hr).
What makes you travel downhill so fast? Gravity you say?
- What would happen if you could change that mysterious force?
- What other forces act on you and your sled?
- How fast will you go?
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Keep your mind clear and happy "sliding"!