Coasters 101: An Engineer's Guide to Roller Coaster Design
By Nick Weisenberger
Published: December 7, 2012.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to design and build a roller coaster? At last, there’s a book that shows you! A mix of engineering and art, roller coasters are complex three-dimensional puzzles consisting of thousands of individual parts. Designers spend countless hours creating and tweaking ride paths to push the envelope of exhilaration, all while maintaining the highest safety standards.