Since astronauts in orbit are apparently weightless, a clever method of measuring their masses is needed to monitor their mass gains or losses to adjust diets. One way to do this is to exert a known force on an astronaut and measure the acceleration produced. Suppose a net external force of 50.0 N is exerted and the astronaut’s acceleration is measured to be 0.893 m/s² (a) Calculate her mass. (b) By exerting a force on the astronaut, the vehicle in which they orbit experiences an equal and opposite force. Discuss how this would affect the measurement of the astronaut’s acceleration. Propose a method in which the recoil of the vehicle is avoided.

# Tag: acceleration

A cleaner pushes a 4.50-kg laundry cart in such a way that the net external force on it is 60.0 N. Calculate its acceleration.

Construct the displacement graph for the subway shuttle train as shown in Figure 2.18(a). Your graph should show the position of the train, in kilometers, from t = 0 to 20 s. You will need to use the information on acceleration and velocity given in the examples for this figure.

Construct the displacement graph for the subway shuttle train as shown in Figure 2.18(a). Your graph should show the position of the train, in kilometers, from t = 0 to 20 s. You will need to use the information on acceleration and velocity given in the examples for this figure.

By taking the slope of the curve in Figure 2.63, verify that the acceleration is 3.2 m/s² at t = 10 s.

Using approximate values, calculate the slope of the curve in Figure 2.62 to verify that the velocity at t = 30.0 s is 0.238 m/s. Assume all values are known to 3 significant figures.

Using approximate values, calculate the slope of the curve in Figure 2.62 to verify that the velocity at t = 10.0 s is 0.208 m/s. Assume all values are known to 3 significant figures.

(a) By taking the slope of the curve in Figure 2.60, verify that the velocity of the jet car is 115 m/s at t = 20 s.

(b) By taking the slope of the curve at any point in Figure 2.61, verify that the jet car’s acceleration is 5.0 m/s².

A skateboarder starts up a 1.0-m-high, 30° ramp at a speed of 6.9 m/s. The skateboard wheels roll without friction. At the top, she leaves the ramp and sails through the air.

A) How far from the end of the ramp does the skateboarder touch down?

Your car tire is rotating at 4.0 rev/s when suddenly you press down hard on the accelerator. After traveling 300 m, the tire's rotation has increased to 6.5 rev/s . The radius of the tire is 32 cm. What was the tire's angular acceleration? Give your answer in rad/s²?