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a=v^2/r

v=2pir/T

f=ma

So I already have the answers to all the questions. The problem I am having is I don't understand why the centripetal force is not equal to the weight of the person. If it isn't the weight what force, other than gravity, is acting on him that would be called the centripetal force.

a=v^2/r

v=2pir/T

f=ma

So I already have the answers to all the questions. The problem I am having is I don't understand why the centripetal force is not equal to the weight of the person. If it isn't the weight what force, other than gravity, is acting on him that would be called the centripetal force.

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