# Physics Essay | Essay

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## Vortex

Summary: Introduction:

The vortex is a rotary ride that is like a centrifuge, in which a rider spins around. It is basically a machine where the rider stands against the slanted wall of a circular shell, and the shell accelerates quickly, until it reaches a top speed, and all the while the rider slowly slides up the wall.

Vortex

Introduction:

The vortex is a rotary ride that is like a centrifuge, in which a rider spins around. It is basically a machine where the rider stands against the slanted wall of a circular shell, and the shell accelerates quickly, until it reaches a top speed, and all the while the rider slowly slides up the wall.

The physics behind this ride is essentially to do with uniform circular motion. As the shell spins around, the rider is attempting to travel in a straight line, and so is pressed against the wall, because the wall pushes on the person and the person pushes back. The centripetal force is always directed radially inwards, and at high speeds, is enough to cause the rider to slide up the wall.

Data Collection:

Three people collected data. When two were on the Vortex, the other observed from the viewing platform. The...