Thursday, July 22, 2010

Force of seat upon the rider of a Ferris wheel?

A 75 kg person rides a Ferris wheel which is rotating uniformly. The centripetal force acting on the person is 45 N. What force does the seat exert on the rider at the top and bottom of the ride?

I know the answers (690 N at the top, 780 N at the bottom) but I

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