A paraglider is flying horizontally at a constant speed. Assume that only two forces act on it in the vertical direction, its weight and a vertical lift force exerted on its wings by the air. The lift force has a magnitude of 1900 N. For both questions, take the upward direction to be the +y direction.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) What is the magnitude and direction of the force that the paraglider exerts on the earth?

This correct answer is 1900 N upwards. I need help with the next part.

(b) If the lift force should suddenly decrease to 1000 N, what would be the vertical acceleration of the glider?

m/s2

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# Homework Help: Paraglider acceleration problem

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