3. Consider R2D2 (a droid) with mass 30kg riding on a Ferris wheel with diameter 25m, with a velocity of 2.8m/s.
a) Compute the free body diagram for R2D2 at the exact top, exact bottom and at both horizontal positions. Remember to include gravity. (Note: The forces act in different directions relative to the acceleration of the Ferris wheel. Where does the extra acceleration go?)
b) Give the net force and acceleration at each of these points. State any patterns that you see.
c) Give a set of equations for the general circular motion in gravity problem if we consider mass m, diameter d and velocity v.
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The Attempt at a Solution
r2d2 30kg mass ferris wheel 25m diameter velocity is 2.8 m/s