A person weighing 0.6 kN rides in an elevator
that has a downward acceleration of 3 m/s2.
The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 .
What is the magnitude of the force of the
elevator floor on the person?
Answer in units of kN.
F = ma
The Attempt at a Solution
Is the downward acceleration of the elevator and gravity in the same direction, so should the acceleration in the formula equal the sum of the acceleration of the elevator and gravity.
Or are they in opposite directions?