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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Jacob on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:27pm.

Assume that the Starship Enterprise is moving through space at the speed of light. Calculate how much kinetic energy the ship has at this speed. The Enterprise has a mass of 1*10^6kg. Now imagine that Captain Kirk wants to bring the ship to a complete stop in a distance of 30km. What braking or stopping force would be required to accomplish this?

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