# Does the velocity you travel affect your weight in an elevator?

I know that if you are accelerating upward in an elevator, you will have more weight (if you are on a scale) due to normal force of the elevator pressing up into you? Would that happen if you are currently moving downward and (negative velocity) if you accelerate upward? Would that change the effect of acceleration on your weight?

• No it wouldn't. Only the acceleration matters. – Chet Miller Dec 19 '16 at 1:02
• Will this elevator be approaching the speed of light? – Dawood ibn Kareem Dec 19 '16 at 3:38
• @DavidWallace nope, this is just plain classical newtonian mechanics – Alexandre Dec 19 '16 at 3:45
• This is a good example of the effect youtube.com/watch?v=XvQZmqv7bKI – DavidTheWin Dec 19 '16 at 12:33

$n=m(g+a)$ ,where $m$ and $a$ are mass of you and acceleration of the elevator respectively. Only acceleration matters not your current velocity ,this is a consequence of Newton's laws.