AiS Challenge Team Abstract


Team Number: 054

School Name: Moriarty High School

Area of Science: Physics

Project Title: Quarter-Mile Racing of Legal and Non-Legal Street Cars



Our project is based on racing cars in the most basic of street racing ways: the Quarter-Mile. The problem: who will win? We began by looking online at various websites and got the sixty fastest cars we could find. Then we gathered the top speed and the 0 to 100 KPH times of all the cars. We will use our program to determine who will win a race between any two of the cars using a complex formula involving distance, speed and acceleration times. We also have the 1/4 Mile stats on eac car to check our answers against and make sure that the calculations are correct. We hope to be able to accurately predict who will win in a 1/4 mile between any two of our sixty cars. We plan to start our program soon and we have already gathered all of the stats on our sixty cars and compiled them in to an Microsoft Excel chart. We hope to enter all of this in to structures in order to be able to differentiate between the cars and use them individually. Our next goal after that will be to make the program as user-friendly as possible. We also plan to find several formulas to confirm the program's results in as many ways as possible.

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