# How to calculate Apparent Weight of a passenger in a car going over a bump?

In summary, the normal force is the apparent weight. If the top of the hill is like an arc of a circle, the vehicle will become airborne before it reaches the peak. The condition for staying on the surface is that the speed is less than the given answer.f

Homework Statement
A car traveling on a straight road at 9.0 m/s goes over a hump in the road. The hump may be regarded as an arc of a circle of radius 11.0 m. (a) What is the appar- ent weight of a 600-N woman in the car as she rides over the hump? (b) What must be the speed of the car over the hump if she is to experience weightlessness? (The apparent weight must be zero.)
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How to calculate Apparent weight and did i analysis is it right?
Would the woman fell less weight on the top of the hump?
Relevant Equations
I used for (a) W-N=(m)(v^2)/r
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Is the normal force the apparent weight?
So i just calculate it or am i mistaking

Hi, can you post your work? I only see unexplained screen shots with numbers popping up out of the blue....

(I think you may be doing ok, but the woman will be very angry at being taken for a car)

Also, there is an underlying assumption about the size of the car...

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Is the normal force the apparent weight?
There is one flaw with the question, though. If the top of the hill is like an arc of a circle then the vehicle is more likely to become airborne before it reaches the peak than when at the peak.

(I think you may be doing ok, but the woman will be very angry at being taken for a car)

Also, there is an underlying assumption about the size of the car...

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Do you mean i have a mistake in masses?

There is one flaw with the question, though. If the top of the hill is like an arc of a circle then the vehicle is more likely to become airborne before it reaches the peak than when at the peak.
So the apparent weight = Normal force?
In this problem i mean

You should keep more intermediate significant figures than you present as answer, e.g. 61.22, not 61.2.