Forces (Newton's Law) Help

1. Sep 26, 2006

BunDa4Th

Well, I am having trouble with this and I been looking at the book for a long time and still lost. The teacher never went over this so no notes to help me out here either.

A football punter accelerates a football from rest to a speed of 10 m/s during the time in which his toe is in contact with the ball (about 0.18 s). If the football has a mass of 0.50 kg, what average force does the punter exert on the ball?
N

I have no slight clue on where to start or what formula I should be using. Any help would be great.

2. Sep 26, 2006

yaho8888

I think that means the football's starting speed is 10m/s which is the time the football punter kick it!

3. Sep 26, 2006

BunDa4Th

edit: okay i figure out how to do the first one but at a lost on this problem

A freight train has a mass of 1.3 x 10^7 kg. If the locomotive can exert a constant pull of
6.8 x 10^5 N, how long does it take to increase the speed of the train from rest to 84 km/h? min

so far i got this part from reading the book ma = F_net --> a = F_net/m =

6.8 x 10^5 N/1.3 x 10^7 kg = .052 m/s^2

84km/h x .278

I think i use v = at + V_0 = (.052)t = 23.352 t = 449 second

edit: okay nevermind i figure this out do to my own mistake. I got the wrong conversion for km/h to m/s. I done correction to it.

Last edited: Sep 26, 2006