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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Sunjamming. A “sun yacht” is a spacecraft with a large sail that is pushed by sunlight. Although such a push is tiny in everyday circumstances, it can be large enough to send the spacecraft outward from the Sun on a cost-free but slow trip. Suppose that the spacecraft has a mass of 700 kg and receives a push of 18 N. (a) What is the magnitude of the resulting acceleration? If the craft starts from rest, (b) how far will it travel in 1 day and (c) how fast will it then be moving?

2. Relevant equations

F=Ma

V=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I think part a is correct, part b i am lost on, and part c just doesnt seem to make sense, it seems too fast

a) a= 18/700= .025 m/s^2

c) 700x.025=17.5 m/s?

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# Forces: acceleration with a sun yacht

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