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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements are true? (a) An astronaut’s weight is the same on the Moon as on Earth. (b) An astronaut’s mass is the same on the International Space Station as it is on Earth. (c) Earth’s gravity has no effect on astronauts inside the International Space Station. (d) An astronaut’s mass is greater on Earth than on the Moon. (e) None of these statements are true.

(a)

To determine

To say True or False: An astronaut’s weight is the same on the Moon as on Earth.

Explanation
Acceleration due to gravity on earth is greater than that on the moon...

(b)

To determine

To say True or False: An astronaut’s mass is the same on International Space station as it is on Earth.

(c)

To determine

To say True or False: Earth’s gravity has no effect on astronauts in side the international space station.

(d)

To determine

To say True or False: An astronaut’s mass is greater on Earth than on the Moon.

(e)

To determine

To say True or False: None of these statements are true.

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