In this problem, we are required to explain the effect of a Ferris wheel on the forces acting on a rider.
Newton's second law:
A woman rides on a ferris wheel of radius 16m that maintains the same speed throughout its motion. She sits on a bathroom scale (with memory) and sits on it. When she gets off the ride, she uploads the scale readings to a computer. It showed that the minimum value that the scale read was 510N and the maximum was 666N. What is the woman's mass?
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