1.12. CHAPTER 1, PROBLEM 12131.12Chapter 1, Problem 12Problem:What force is required to impart an acceleration of 1 AU/yr2to a 1 kiloslug mass? AUdenotes Astronomical Unit (93·106miles) and yr denotes year (36514days).Solution:Since force (F) has units of mass (M) times length (L) divided by time (T) squared, we can sayF=MLT2So, noting that there are103slugs in a kiloslug,93·106miles in 1 AU, 5280 feet in a mile,365.25
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