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  • Oh, so the tangential velocity shows that the velocity of the wheel the the same speed and is going straight all the time.
  • That means that it is the centripetal force that is keeping the ferris wheel moving in its circular path
  • Exactly!
  • Thanks for showing and teaching me about the ferris wheel, and how it moves!
  • You're welcome! It was my pleasure!
  • If we are talking about the velocity for the ferris wheel, we should talk about tangential velocity.
  • Tangential velocity means that the velocity of the ferris wheel is tangent (connected to the circular path, but does not go through it) to the wheel's path. If we were to draw it, it would look like this...
  • The tangential velocity vector points straight instead of in a circle shape.
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