How would I go about finding out the curvatrue of a hill given it's height and width. Does anybody know?

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- 11-01-2001CodeMonkeyMath.. Ah.. Trig?
How would I go about finding out the curvatrue of a hill given it's height and width. Does anybody know?

- 11-01-2001Forever
is this homework?

certainly dosent look like any programming language to me - 11-01-2001CodeMonkey
No, I'm creating a roller coaster program.

- 11-02-2001Salem
> How would I go about finding out the curvatrue of a hill given it's height and width.

If height and width were the same, then would this be a semi-circle?

If they are different, then you have an ellipse

In any event, the tangents at the end points are vertical, so it sounds like one scary ride to me - 11-02-2001CodeMonkey
Thanx. I've gone triangular. :)

- 11-02-2001doubleanti
if you give us more information about your design, we can tell you if it is plausible and that the riders wouldn't experience inappropriate [read: deadly] amounts of g's... that, plus it'd be interesting...