The Calorific Requirements of a Human Theme Park

Jason Schneider

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to examine the amount of calorific energy required to operate a roller coaster small enough to fit inside the human body. It was found that relative to the amount of energy in food, a miniaturized roller coaster initially designed to be fairly large would require little energy at only 9.27×10‑10 kcal per day.


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