# Calculate Force Applied by Tree to Stop 4.5kg Axe at 25 m/s

• physics604
In summary: You are quite correct in your interpretation and the steps you took to get as far as you did. I don't think you can do more with them than that.

#### physics604

An airplane has 1.50x10³ m to accelerate to a speed of 62.0 m/s to take off. If it experiences 15,000N of friction, calculate the thrust of the engines.

d=1.50x10³ m
vi=0 m/s
vf=62.0 m/s
Ff=15,000N

62²=0+2(1.50x10³)a
a=1.2813 m/s²

I think I'm supposed to find the applied force, but I don't know what to do next since I can't find the mass of the airplane.

A 4.5kg axe comes to a stop in a tree from 25 m/s. How much force did the tree exert on the axe?

I couldn't come up with anything for this one:

u=25 m/s
v=0 m/s
m=4.5 kg

ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED!

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physics604 said:
An airplane has 1.50x10³ m to accelerate to a speed of 62.0 m/s to take off. If it experiences 15,000N of friction, calculate the thrust of the engines.

d=1.50x10³ m
vi=0 m/s
vf=62.0 m/s
Ff=15,000N

62²=0+2(1.50x10³)a
a=1.2813 m/s²

I think I'm supposed to find the applied force, but I don't know what to do next since I can't find the mass of the airplane.

A 4.5kg axe comes to a stop in a tree from 25 m/s. How much force did the tree exert on the axe?

I couldn't come up with anything for this one:

u=25 m/s
v=0 m/s
m=4.5 kg

ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED!

Both questions are missing critical information that would be needed to calculate a numerical answer. Thus the best you can do is to derive symbolic results with the missing information in the form of a variable. In the first case the missing information is the airplane's mass. In the second it's the depth of penetration of the axe into the tree (or perhaps the time for the axe head to come to rest).