Centripetal acceleration

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Homework Statement:
Consider a rider at the following points while riding a Ferris Wheel that is rotating counter-clockwise in a circle at a constant speed:
A.The rider is at the top of the Ferris Wheel
B.The rider is at the side of the Ferris Wheel, moving down
C.The rider is at the bottom of the Ferris Wheel
D.The rider is at the side of the Ferris Wheel, moving up


a. In which of the above scenarios is your apparent weight the lowest?
Explain why this is the case (draw a free body diagram to help with your explanation, try to be accurate with the scale)

b.In which of the above scenarios is your apparent weight the highest?
Explain why this is the case (draw a free body diagram to help with your explanation, try to be accurate with the scale)
Relevant Equations:
F = mv^2/R
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