Problem: A passenger on a ferris wheel moves in a vertical circle of radius R with constant speed v. What are the magnitudes of the vertical forces on the passenger at the bottom of the circle if the passenger's mass is 60 kg, the radius of the circle is 16 m, and the wheel makes one revolution in 10 s?

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A passenger on a ferris wheel moves in a vertical circle of radius with constant speed v. What are the magnitudes of the vertical forces on the passenger at the bottom of the circle if the passenger's mass is 60 kg, the radius of the circle is 16 m, and the wheel makes one revolution in 10 s?

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