This is a case where I know the results but am fighting the math. At the top of a ferris wheel your acceleration in Y is 0. Ol' Newton says all all forces then must cancel, got that. I know my weight at this point will feel less at this point. Here is where I am troubled, vector for gravity points down so does the vector for the circle's accleration but my Normal points up and must have the same magnitude as Fg and Fc. The answer given subtracts Fc from Fg to get Fn (which feels right, but contradicts my vectors). Any conceptual help is appreciated.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Force Vectors and Circular Motion

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