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A fighter jet is launched from an aircraft carrier with the aid of its own engines and a steam-powered catapult. The thrust of its engines is 2.8 105...

A fighter jet is launched from an aircraft carrier with the aid of its own engines and a steam-powered catapult. The thrust of its engines is 2.8 105 N. In being launched from rest it moves through a distance of 87 m and has a kinetic energy of 3.8 107 J at lift-off. What is the work done on the jet by the catapult?

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