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G Force! (Not the movie )

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G Force! (Not the movie :D)

Homework Statement



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

Homework Equations



T=ma+mg

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?
 
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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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