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Energy - Amusement Glossary Terms and Abbreviations

Energy comes in many forms. The two most important forms for amusement park rides are kinetic energy and potential energy. In the absence of external forces such as air resistance and friction (two of many), the total amount of an object's energy remains constant. On a coaster ride, energy is rapidly transformed from potential energy to kinetic energy when falling and from kinetic energy to potential energy when rising. Yet the total amount of energy remains constant.

Amusement glossary and terms by letter

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