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71. A paratrooper fell 370 m after jumping from an aircraft without his parachute opening. He landed in a snowbank, creating a crater 1.1 m deep. Assuming the paratrooper's mass was 80 kg and his terminal velocity was 30 m/s, estimate : a) the work done by the snow in bringing him to rest; b) the average force exerted on him by the snow to stop him; c) the work done on him by air resistance as he fell.

A. a) -36000 J , b) -3300 N , c) -250000 J

2. Relevant equations

W = mgh = Fdsin[tex]\theta[/tex]= [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex]mv[tex]^{2}[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

a) I got a) by using .5mv[tex]^{2}[/tex]. However, I don't know how to get b) and c)

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