At a time when mining asteroids has become feasible, astronauts have connected a line between their 3740-kg space tug and a 6500-kg asteroid. They pull on the asteroid with a force of 470 N. Initially the tug and the asteroid are at rest, 480 m apart. How much time does it take for the ship and the asteroid to meet?
physics - bobpursley, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:29pm
each are being pulled by a force of 470N.
the acceleraration of each is 470/masseach
so relative acceleration is the sum..
d=1/2 a t^2 where d is 480m, and a is relative acceleration.