Time remaining:
What's the normal force of the seat pushing upward on the boy?

label Physics
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 0 Hours
account_balance_wallet $5

A boy of mass 80 kg is riding a ferris wheel. The radius of the wheel is 30 meters and the speed of the rider is 5m/s. When at the bottom of the ride, find the normal force of the seat pushing upward on the boy.

Oct 16th, 2017

Fn = (mass)(acceleration)

Acceleration = Velocity / Time  -First we need to find time, in seconds, it took to get around the ferris wheel.

Circumference = pi(diameter)

= pi(60m)

=60pi (meters)  -Now we can solve for time.

T = Distance / Velocity

= 60pi (m) / 5(m/s)

=37.699 (s)  -Now we can solve for acceleration.

A = 5 (m/s) / 37.699 (s)

= 0.133 (m/s^2)

Fn = 80 (kg) x 0.133 (m/s^2)

Fn = 10.64 N

Oct 24th, 2014

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
Oct 16th, 2017
Oct 16th, 2017
Oct 17th, 2017
Mark as Final Answer
Unmark as Final Answer
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

Final Answer