Acceleration, Glossary and Terms, Amusement, Recreation & Ticket Services
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"Acceleration" - Amusement Glossary Terms and Abbreviations
Objects that are changing their speed or their direction are said to be accelerating. The rate at which the speed or direction changes is referred to as acceleration. Some amusement park rides (such as roller coasters) are characterized by rapid changes in speed and or direction. These rides have large accelerations. Rides such as the carousel result in small accelerations; the speed and direction of the riders change gradually.