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Elevators and Acceleration

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Ok, this isn't the normal type of homework question you guys might get. Its a pretty simple question though. After finding that Mr. Bob in his spaceship is experiencing 2g's of acceleration, the question said "Now compare this to the acceleration of a standard 7 floor elevator." How am I supposed to know the acceleration of an elevator? Nothing in the chapter even mentioned elevators.

Just give me some numbers I could use in my explanation.

Thanks in advance
 

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tiny-tim
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Welcome to PF!

Hi Physicsdewd! Welcome to PF! :smile:

Hint: in your experience (in other words, as a physicist!), how long does it take an elevator to go 7 floors … and so what is the acceleration? :smile:
Why are jokes about elevators the funniest?

:biggrin: Because they work on so many levels! :biggrin:
 

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