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Giant Wheel
Giant Wheel  
Circle
Circle  
QUESTION: Dear Azeem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Wheel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferris_wheel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNaLW8jLrzM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKIn1Qg3Mk
http://www.giantwheels.info/

The Giant Wheel moves in one direction i.e. Anticlockwise direction. The End Users sitting in the Giant Wheel experiences
some feeling right at the top when coming down.

What will be the User experience if the Giant Wheel is moved in the
Other Direction i.e Clockwise Motion ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Hi Prashant,

It would be identical to what they would feel if they sat in the cart facing the other way, as many Ferris wheels allow.

Regards,
Azeem

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Concentric Circles
Concentric Circles  
QUESTION: Dear Azeem

Thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentric

Concentric objects share the same center, axis or origin. Circles, tubes, cylindrical shafts, disks, and spheres may be concentric to one another.

Is it possible to construct or manufacture Concentric Giant Wheels ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator

A ladder or some type of Lift mechanism will allow the users to climb or move to the inner circles of the Concentric Giant Wheel ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Hi Prashant,

This would be quite the engineering feat.  The simplest way would probably consist of building a multilevel platform to allow users to embark at different circles.  However, they would not be able to transit from one circle to another, they would have to exit and re-enter the ride.

Regards,
Azeem

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Azeem Hussain

Expertise

I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

Experience

4 years as a drop-in and by-appointment tutor at Champlain College. Private tutor for dozens of clients over the past 8 years.

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CALPHAD: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science, Major Mathematics and Major Economics, McGill University, 2014. Diploma of Collegiate Studies; Pure and Applied Science, Champlain College Saint-Lambert, 2010.

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