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In 1865, Jules Verne proposed sending men to the Moon by firing a space capsule from a 220-m-long cannon with final speed of 10.97 km/s. What would have been the unrealistically large acceleration experienced by the space travelers during their launch? (A human can stand an acceleration of 15g for a short time.)

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In 1865, Jules Verne proposed sending men to the Moon by firing a space capsule from a 220-m-long cannon with final speed of 10.97 km/s. What would have been the unrealistically large acceleration experienced by the space travelers during their launch? (A human can stand an acceleration of 15g for a short time.)

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Step 1

Given data:

Initial velocity,u = 0
km
10.97
Final velocity, v
10970 m/s
12
Displacement, s
220 m
S
A human can stand an acceleration for a short time
= 15g = 150m/s
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Initial velocity,u = 0 km 10.97 Final velocity, v 10970 m/s 12 Displacement, s 220 m S A human can stand an acceleration for a short time = 15g = 150m/s

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