Chapter 2, Problem 16P
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. On aircraft carriers, catapults are used to accelerate jet aircraft to flight speeds in a short distance. One such catapult takes a 18.000-kg jet from 0 to 70 m/s in 2.5 s.
(a) What is the acceleration of the jet (in m/s2 and g’s)?
(b) How far dues the jet travel while it is accelerating?
(C) How large is the force that the catapult must exert on the jet?

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