(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A Ferris wheel rider moves in a vertical circle of radius r at constant speed v. Therefore, he experiences a centripetal acceleration a.

2. Relevant equations

Is the normal force that the seat exerts on the rider at the top of the circle less than, more than, or the same as the normal force the the bottom of the ride?

Is the normal force equal to the weight?

Explain your answers using Newton's 2nd Law with centripetal acceleration.

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# Ferris Wheel Normal forces

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