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Applications of Newton's Law - Roller Coaster

The 65 kg man in the roller coaster car is sitting on a bathroom scale. If he is traveling at 40.4 m/s at the point shown and the radius of the vertical coaster track is 62 meters to the nearest newton, what does the scale read?

What would be the answer if the roller coaster was at the bottom of the track?

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The scale will show the resultant of the centrifugal force and ...

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Applications of Newton's Law is seen in the solution with the example of roller coasters. The solution has the reading on the scale of the roller coaster.

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