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The thrill of a drop is the product of the angle of steepest descent in the drop (in radians) and the total vertical distance in the drop. The thrill of the coaster is the sum of the thrills of each drop.
Roller Coaster Restrictions 

Steel Dragon 2000 
To complete this project, you must complete Module A (next page) and as many of the Modules B through E as your instructor chooses to assign. You will then be ready to tackle Module F.
Trish Hammer is in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Hollins University. Jessica King is a 2004 graduate of Hollins University with a degree in Computer Science. Steve Hammer is in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Western Community College. 
All roller coaster images on these pages are used with permission of their respective copyright holders. Sources:
Patricia W. Hammer, Jessica A. King, and Steve Hammer, "Design of a Thrilling Roller Coaster  Introduction to the Project," Convergence (February 2005)
Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications