Statement of a problem № 41487


The Ferris wheel in Fig. 3.42, which rotates counterclockwise, is just starting up. At a given instant, a passenger on the rim of the wheel and passing through the lowest point of his circular motion is moving at 3.00 m/s and is gaining speed at a rate of 0.500 m/s2. (a) Find the magnitude and the direction of the passenger s acceleration at this instant. (b) Sketch the Ferris wheel and the passenger, showing his velocity and acceleration vectors.

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