Question
Sat August 20, 2011 By: Aditi Sharma

why and how does weightlessness occur on a giant wheel?

Expert Reply
Mon August 29, 2011

Moving in a vertical circle on a giant wheel affects our body's "apparent" weight, which varies depending on where we are on the ride. The condition of weightlessness is met when the downward acceleration of our seat is equal to the acceleration due to gravity.

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