Post a New Question


posted by on .

Suppose a rocket launches with an acceleration of 33 m/s2. What is the apparent weight of an 65 kg astronaut aboard this rocket?

  • physics - ,

    We want the force down on a scale the person is standing on which is the force up on the person's shoes exerted by the scale.

    net Force up on person = Fscale - mg
    Fscale - m g = m a
    Fscale = mg + ma
    Fscale = 65 (9.8+33)

Answer This Question

First Name:
School Subject:

Related Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question