posted by Emily
A Ferris wheel with a radius of 9.61 m rotates at a constant rate, completing one revolution every 34.1 s. Calculate the magnitude of a passenger's acceleraton when at the top of the wheel.
Centripetal acceleration, ac
The direction is radially outwards
At the bottom, radial acceleration (measured positive upwards) adds to gravity
At the top of the wheel, radial acceleration (measured positive upwards) reduces gravity