Properties of mass and weight
1. Is a person in a roller coaster at the top of the loop actually ‘weightless’? Explain using centripetal/centrifugal force vs. weight.
2. What is the difference between ‘mass’ and ‘weight’? Explain.
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Solution PreviewAt the top of the loop, centripetal force acting at the accelerating body is equal to centrifugal force pulling the body towards the point or center of rotation. Weightless condition is experienced when the two forces are equal and therefore…