Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion - Misconceptual Questions: 6

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

When the person accelerates upward, the net force is upward. This means that the normal force is greater than his “usual” weight. The person’s apparent weight is equal in magnitude to the normal force acting on him. Therefore, his apparent weight will be the greatest when the elevator is accelerating upward.
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