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Introduction

This notebook presents functions which will allow the reader to experience a 60-mile-per-hour luge ride. A luge is a sled which slides down an ice-covered cement structure on a mountain slope. High banked corners keep the slider in the track and allow high speeds to be maintained. The view the slider has during a run is quite exhilarating. Since he is on his back, with his neck nearly straight to minimize wind resistance, only his feet are visible as he takes high-G turns. In this notebook, we will construct a model of a luge run, slider, and surroundings. We will place a video camera on the slider during a run and provide an animation of the experience.

 


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