Ferris wheel trig problems  Applications of Trigonometry Functions
Ferris wheel trig problems
Lessons

a)
Graph how the height h of a passenger varies with respect to the elapsed time t during one rotation of the Ferris wheel. Clearly show at least 5 points on the graph.

b)
Determine a sinusoidal function that gives the passenger’s height, h, in meters, above the ground as a function of time t seconds.

c)
How high above the ground would a passenger be 18 seconds after the Ferris wheel starts moving?

d)
How many seconds on each rotation is a passenger more than 30m in the air?
