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A ferris wheel with radius 14 m is turning about horizontal axis through its centre. The linear speed of the passenger on the rim is 7 m/s. Find the acceleration of a passenger at the highest point... Answer is: 3.5m/s 2 upwards..... I WANT TO KNOW WHY IS THE DIRECTION UPWARDS??????

A ferris wheel with radius 14 m is turning about horizontal axis through its centre. The linear speed of the passenger on the rim is 7 m/s. Find the acceleration of a passenger at the highest point...


Answer is: 3.5m/s2 upwards..... I WANT TO KNOW WHY IS THE DIRECTION UPWARDS??????

Grade:12th Pass

2 Answers

Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
10 years ago

both the forces involved, centripetal and gravity, are vertical

G Narayana Raju
51 Points
10 years ago

because the centripetal force acts radially outwards the direction is upwards at the top.

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