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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.

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  1. Centripetal acceleration, ac
    = rω²
    The direction is radially outwards

    At the bottom, radial acceleration (measured positive upwards) adds to gravity
    = -ac-g

    At the top of the wheel, radial acceleration (measured positive upwards) reduces gravity
    = ac-g

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