Riders on the Power Tower are launched skyward with an
acceleration of 4g, after which they experience a period of free
fall. (Figure 1)
What is a 60 kg rider's apparent weight during the launch?
What is a 60 kg rider's apparent weight during the period of
during launch total relative accelaration =4g g=5g
during free fall total relative accelaration =g-g=0