Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 6 - Force and Motion-II - Questions: 11c

Answer

Magnitude of the normal force is greatest at the bottom, then mid-height, and its the least at the top.

Work Step by Step

Due to the force of gravity, the rider has the greatest transnational velocity at the bottom of the ride. With more downwards velocity, there is more force pushing down on the rider, which means more normal force pushing it up. As the rider ascends, its velocity decreases; as does its normal force.
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