College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 26 - Relativity - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 904: 3


They should be the same: see explanation

Work Step by Step

Since the elevator is moving, but not accelerating, it is an inertial reference and Newton's laws do indeed apply. Thus, we can calculate the acceleration to be zero in all cases.
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