I've recently been studying Newton's laws of motion and came across this example of apparent weight in an accelerating elevator. Taking the upwards direction as positive, when the elevator is accelerating upwards with acceleration $a$ , the total acceleration of the person must be $a-g$.
I have two doubts.
Here as the total acceleration of the person will become smaller, shouldn't the normal force acting on the person become smaller as well?
If the normal force is the force caused due to the Pauli Exclusion Principle, how and why does it increase?
The acceleration here is caused due to the elevator moving upwards. How does it have any connection to the normal force present between the person and the weight machine
Sorry if this sounds very silly, or in the worst case wrong.