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The radius of a Ferris wheel is 5 m and it makes one rev in 10 sec

a Find the difference b/w the apparent weight of a passenger at the highest and lowest points, expressed as a fraction of his weight, W

b What would the time for one rev be if teh apparent weight at the top were zero?

c What would be the apparent weight at the low point??

I have at the top that

mv^2/r = mg - Fn

and at the bottom

mv^2/r = Fn -mg

I really dont undestand what a is asking...(Fnbottom - Fntop)/ W ??

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# Homework Help: Circular Motion Ferris Wheel

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