Elevator Apparent Weight#

A 80.0 \(\rm{kg}\) person takes an elevator from the first floor to the third floor of the Arts building. The elevator accelerates (upward) at 8 \(\rm{m/s^2}\) for 1 \(\rm{s}\), maintains a constant velocity of 8\(\rm{m/s}\) for 1 \(\rm{s}\) and then slows to a rest in 1 \(\rm{s}\).

Part 1#

The person’s apparent weight is:

Answer Section#

  • 784\(\rm{N}\) for all time intervals.

  • 1424\(\rm{N}\) for the first second, 784\(\rm{N}\) for the second second, and 144\(\rm{N}\) for the third second.

  • 794\(\rm{N}\) for the first second, 784\(\rm{N}\) for the second second, and 789\(\rm{N}\) for the third second.

  • 784\(\rm{N}\) for the first second, 144\(\rm{N}\) for the second second, and 1424\(\rm{N}\) for the third second.

Attribution#

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