What are the forces on you in an elevator?

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Homework Statement


Based on the trends in your data, predict how riding an elevator while standing on a scale will affect your weight measurement. Try it and describe the forces on you.


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It's a philosophical question; no math needed.

The Attempt at a Solution


I did the first part, so all I'm left with is "describe the forces on you." Gravity obviously, the normal force, tension? I'm sure I'm over-thinking this. Is there a force specifically for accelerating, or is it still considered the normal force or tension?
 

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You will experience acceleration and deceleration during the ride.
Thus, you should be considering The second law of motion
 
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You think it's asking for a number based on the amount that my weight decreased/increased? I wouldn't even know how to calculate that.
 

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