Math.. Ah.. Trig?

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    Math.. Ah.. Trig?

    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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    is this homework?

    certainly dosent look like any programming language to me
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    No, I'm creating a roller coaster program.
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    > 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
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    Thanx. I've gone triangular.
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    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...
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