Would you Weigh Less in an Elevator?

# Would you Weigh Less in an Elevator? Video Lecture | Physics Class 11 - NEET

## Physics Class 11

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## FAQs on Would you Weigh Less in an Elevator? Video Lecture - Physics Class 11 - NEET

 1. Would you weigh less in an elevator?
Ans. No, your weight remains the same in an elevator. The sensation of weightlessness in an elevator is due to the fact that both you and the elevator are in free fall, experiencing the same acceleration. However, your actual weight does not change.
 2. How does an elevator work?
Ans. Elevators work on a system of pulleys and counterweights. An electric motor drives the elevator car through a series of cables, which are attached to a counterweight. When the motor rotates in one direction, the elevator moves up, and when it rotates in the opposite direction, the elevator moves down.
 3. Why do people feel lighter in elevators?
Ans. People may feel lighter in elevators due to the sensation of weightlessness caused by the upward or downward acceleration of the elevator car. When the elevator accelerates upward, it exerts a force on your body in the same direction, making you feel lighter.
 4. Does the weight of an elevator affect its operation?
Ans. Yes, the weight of an elevator does affect its operation. Elevators are designed to carry a certain maximum weight limit, which includes both the weight of the passengers and the elevator itself. Exceeding this weight limit can lead to safety issues and may cause the elevator to malfunction.
 5. Can the weight limit of an elevator be exceeded?
Ans. It is not recommended to exceed the weight limit of an elevator. The weight limit is determined by the elevator's design and capacity to safely carry a certain load. Exceeding this limit can put excessive strain on the elevator's components and compromise its safety.

## Physics Class 11

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