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  1. Nov 21, 2008 #1
    Hello guys,

    I do not know how to solve these problems could you help me please?

    1- A satellite of mass 59.0 Kg is being pulled out of orbit by 450.0 Netwons of gravity. Small thrusters are used to maneuver the satellite back to its orbite. What thrust would cause the satellite to move with a constant velocity?

    2- A US Army rope has a tensile strength of 5000.0 Netwons- this is the greatest force you may exert on it without breaking. Suppose this rope is used by a soldier rappelling down a building or cliff.
    a) What is the maxiumum deceleration of a 50.0 kg rappeller that the rope can withstand?
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  3. Nov 21, 2008 #2


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  4. Nov 21, 2008 #3
    Is that answer correct?

    Force=mass*acceleration so


    acceleration = 5000/50 = 100 m/s^2
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    Which problem is that supposed to be the answer to?
  6. Nov 21, 2008 #5
    I think for Q2 that the pushing and pulling forces should be equal and the accerleration is zero.


    T=450 T is force
  7. Nov 21, 2008 #6
    Hello HallsofIvy,
    is my answer right or I need to count the Earth's gravity?
  8. Nov 21, 2008 #7


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    That's correct for question #1. Just remember to include units.

    450.0 N is the force of the Earth's gravity, so you have already counted it.
  9. Nov 21, 2008 #8
    Thanks Redbelly98, HallsofIvy I apperciate your responsoes
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