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Y components of force on moon

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Suppose the astronaut has a weight on Earth of 190 lbs and is wearing a space suit that weighs an additional 180 lbs on Earth. What is the y-component of the force in newtons on the astronaut and his space suit during a jump on the Moon? Show your calculation. Does the force act upward or downward?

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I'm not sure how to address this problem- I know that the net force= mass X acceleration. Is the y component of the force that they're asking for the same as the net force?


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tiny-tim
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hi mubeen916! :wink:
I know that the net force= mass X acceleration. Is the y component of the force that they're asking for the same as the net force?
the only force is the Moon's gravity, and that's down

the y component of force is the component of the net force in the positive y-direction :smile:
 

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