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Homework Help: Ferris wheel problem

  1. Dec 17, 2008 #1
    Cars on a ferris wheel are moving in a verticle circle. The radius of the
    wheel in 6 meters. what must be the rotation rate of the wheel in order that riders experience three times their weight at the bottom of the circle? for this rotation rate what will be the required force exerted by the seat belt in the car when the car is at the top of the verticle circle?
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  3. Dec 17, 2008 #2
    Hi luckycharmz,

    You will have to show an attempt at solving the problem to get help. What have you tried? What physics concepts are applicable to this problem?
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