The aircraft carrier USS George Washington has mass 1.0 ×108kg. When its engines are developing their full power of 260,000 hp, the George Washington travels at its top speed of 35 knots ( 65 km/h).  Part AIf 70 % of the power output of the engines is applied to pushing the ship through the water, what is the magnitude of the force of water resistance that opposes the carrier’s motion at this speed?F = ___ N

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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington has mass 1.0 ×108kg. When its engines are developing their full power of 260,000 hp, the George Washington travels at its top speed of 35 knots ( 65 km/h).
 
 

Part A

If 70 % of the power output of the engines is applied to pushing the ship through the water, what is the magnitude of the force of water resistance that opposes the carrier’s motion at this speed?
F = ___ N
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