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Two ocean liners, each with a mass of 38,000 metric tons, are moving on parallel courses, 105 m apart. What is the magnitude of the acceleration of one of the liners toward the other due to their mutual gravitational attraction? Treat the ships as particles.

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  • NCS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    a = G*M/d²

    a = 6.674E−11N·m²/kg² * 38000E3kg / (105m)²

    a = 2.30E-7 m/s²

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Simple calc

    F = G * mass of the first ship * mass of the second ship / distance^2

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  • Fg = Gmm/r^2

    Fg = (Gravitational Constant)(Mass of ship A)(Mass of ship B)/(Distance between the objects)^2

    Fg = G(38000)^2 / (105)^2

    Search up the gravitational constant and insert to formula

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