[SOLVED] rotor rooter and artifical gravity There is a ride in the carnival called the Rotor Rooter in which people stand up with their backs against a curved wall. This wall starts to move swiftly, spinning in a circular motion and then the floor drops out and a person finds themselves not falling but rather attached to the wall behind them. The sensation of being on the ride is as if lying down. Then there is the so-called artificial gravity that is generated on space stations which, if I am not mistaken is a product of the rotation of the station. Is centrifugal force responsible for both the Rotor Rooter and the Space Stations artificial gravity? If a person began the Rotor Rooter ride without having their backs against the wall would they be snapped back once the ride began? Can someone please explain to the governing dynamics behind how centrifugal force operates in both these circumstances? In a space station does the gravity that is created through the rotation effect things that are suspended between the walls of the structure. If so how?