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G Force! (Not the movie )

  1. Nov 14, 2011 #1
    G Force! (Not the movie :D)

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

    A rocket is accelerating from between mars and jupiter at 26.95m/s/s. calculate the g force on a 60kg astronaut.

    2. Relevant equations

    T=ma+mg

    3. The attempt at a solution

    T = 60x26.95=1617
    = 1617/600
    = approx 2.7g

    i would think that g in this equation would be 0 or would i have to find the difference between the two planets' gravity?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
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  3. Nov 14, 2011 #2
    Re: G Force! (Not the movie :D)

    Since the problem does not state where the rocket is located, I would forget about gravitational effects. Why not merely divide 26.95 by 9.81?
     
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