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

A ferris wheel at a carnival has a radius of 12 m and turns so that the speed of the riders is 8m/s

a) what is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the riders?

b) what is the magnitude of the net force required to produce this centripetal acceleration for a rider with a mass of 70kg?

2. Relevant equations

Centripetal acceleration = v^2/r

F = ma

Fnet = N - W = m(centripetal acceleration)

3. The attempt at a solution

centripetal acceleration = 8^2/ 12 = 5.33 m/s^2

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