Newton's Laws Problem 8


An elevator travels upward at a constant speed for 5.0 seconds, and then suffers a catastrophic failure as depicted in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 


If Nancy (a 50-kg woman) stands on a scale in the elevator, what will the scale read when t is between 0 and 5.0 seconds?  What will the scale read when  t > 5.0 seconds?   Start

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