Physics

A Ferris wheel is 60 meters in diameter and rotates once every 12.5s. what is the ratio of a person's apparent weight to her real weight (a) at the top, and (b) at the bottom?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. w (rad/sec)=2PI/12.5 rad/sec
    centripetal force=m w^28r=m*(2PI/1.25)^2*30

    real weight=mg

    apparent weight at top=realweight-centripetal force

    apparent weight at bottom=real weight+centripetal force

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    👤
    bobpursley
  2. can you help solve it because i don't understand it

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  3. no

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    A ferris wheel is 30 meters in diameter and boarded in the six o'clock position from a platform that is 10 meters above the ground. The wheel completes one full revolution every 10 minutes. At the initial time t=0 you are in the

  2. math-precalculus

    A Ferris wheel is 50 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 1 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 6

  3. Math

    Here is the question : A Ferris wheel is 40 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 5 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1

  4. Pre-Cal

    A Ferris wheel is 50 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 5 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes one full revolution every

  1. math (trig.)

    A ferris wheel is 35 meters in diameter and boarded at ground level. The wheel makes one full rotation every 8 minutes, and at time (t=0) you are at the 3 o'clock position and descending. Let f(t) denote your height (in meters)

  2. precalculus

    A Ferris wheel is 25 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 2 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 4

  3. n

    A ferris wheel is 20 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 1 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 6

  4. Pre-Cal

    A Ferris wheel is 40 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 5 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes one full revolution every

  1. Math

    a ferris wheel with a 40-ft diameter rotates once every 30 seconds. the bottom of the wheel is located 1.5 feet above the ground. you get on at the very bottom of the ferris wheel at time t = 0 and then the ferris wheel begins to

  2. math

    Jamie is riding a Ferris wheel that takes 15 seconds for each complete revolution. The diameter of the wheel is 10 meters and its center is 6 meters off the ground. When Jamie is 9 meters above the ground and rising, at what rate

  3. Math

    A Ferris wheel is 25 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 1 meter above the ground. The six o’clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 10

  4. math

    Centered 6 meters above the ground, a Ferris wheel of radius 5 meters rotates at 1 degree per second. Assuming that Jamie’s ride begins at the lowest point on the wheel, find how far Jamie is above the ground after 29 seconds;

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.