# Acceleration of an Elevator, Cable

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Serway, Raymond A., Faughn, Jerry S., Moses, Clement J. College Physics. Sixth Edition Pacific Grove, California: Thomson Learning, 2003. "For example if the weight of the fish is 40.0 N and a is upward so that ay = +2.00 m/s2 then the scale reading is from (1) is…. If a is downward so that ay = −2.00 m/s2 the (2) gives us…." ± 2.00 m/s2
Equivalence Principle Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 2001. "For example an observer in an elevator going upward with an acceleration equal to that produced by the gravitational pull of the Earth would see any object that was dropped fall to the floor of the elevator as exactly the same way that it would fall to Earth." 9.8 m/s2
B.B. Muvdi, Amir Wadi Al- Khafaji, J.W. McNabb Dynamics for Engineers. Springer, 1997. "When the elevator moves up with an acceleration a = 1.5 m/s2 the total spring deformation including the equilibrium deformation are found to be 0.02 m each." 1.5 m/s2
Ervin Siney Ferry General Physics and its application to industry and everyday life, 1921. "A elevator starts to descend with an acceleration of 3 m per sec in a sec." 3 m/s2
Baptiste, Amos. Experiment Conducted in Thompson Reuters Building, New York City. 22 May 2009. Click here for data table 1.
See graph 1 below.
−0.95 to +1.29 m/s2
(going down)