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The Cosmoclock 21 Ferris wheel in Yokohama City, Japan, has a diameter of 100 m . Its name comes from its 60 arms, each of which can function as a second hand (so that it makes one revolution every 60s).

Part A:

Question: Find the speed of the passengers when the Ferris wheel is rotating at this rate.

Answer: 5.24 m/s This simple problem was found by calculating the circumference (314.16m) and dividing it my 60.

Part B:

A passenger weighs 724 N at the weight-guessing booth on the ground. What is his apparent weight at the highest point on the Ferris wheel?

Part C:

What is his apparent weight at the lowest point on the Ferris wheel?

Part D:

What would be the time for one revolution if the passenger's apparent weight at the highest point were zero?

part E:

What then would be the passenger's apparent weight at the lowest point?

2. Relevant equations

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To be quite honest, I have no idea how I would go about solving problems A - E....

-- Abarak

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