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Classical Mechanics

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Riding in an Elevator

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You are riding in an elevator that is rising at a constant velocity. Two forces act on you: your weight and the normal force. How do the magnitudes of these two forces compare?

A

Your weight is greater than the normal force.

B

Your weight is less than the normal force.

C

Your weight is equal to the normal force.

D

Your weight is either greater than, less than, or equal to the normal force depending on the velocity of the elevator.