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Homework Help: Constant velocity?

  1. Apr 19, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A tanker ship with a mass of 10000Kg is moving with constant velocity into a harbour. Two tugboats interact with the front of the boat with a net force of 10464KN, what acceleration does it undergo?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    =1046.4 ms? This sounds pretty wrong to me, I don't even know if this is the right formula to use
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 20, 2007 #2
    welcome to the PF.

    what you missed i think are both quantities are in kilo versions
  4. Apr 20, 2007 #3
    Whoops! thanks for that denverdoc.
  5. Apr 20, 2007 #4
    The Kilogram is the standard unit of measure for mass in the SI system. It looks right to me the only correction I think I have to make is that acceleration is measure in meters per second squared, m/s2.
  6. Apr 20, 2007 #5
    youre right. I think it is a book error or transcriptional error, but figured the result was off by a factor of 1000.
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