A2_1 The Need for Speed

Megan Perks, Natalia Stylianou, Mac McMullan, Tom Filip


This article assesses the acceleration that a human could achieve on roller skates with different wheel shapes and slope inclinations. The maximum acceleration without propulsion down the world's steepest hill was calculated to be 6.01 ms^{-2} and the extra force needed before they perished was found to be 10749N, supplied in excess by 7 CESARONI 54-6GXL IMAX model rocket engines.

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