Conservation of Energy: maximize the mechanical energy of a rollercoaster

Welcome to the Conservation of Energy simulation. In this simulation, you will be responsible for improving a roller coaster ride by learning and applying the principles of conservation of energy. You will calculate and manipulate potential, kinetic and mechanical energy to make the roller coaster go 100 km/h.

The following is a list of relevant theory pages:

International System of Units (SI Units)

Mass and Weight



Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy


Mechanical Energy

Energy Conservation and Conversion