Q. 13

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

An spacewalking astronaut pushes off a satellite, exerting a force for the it takes him to straighten his arms. How far apart are the astronaut and the satellite after

The distance between astronaut and satellite after is

An spacewalking astronaut pushes off a satellite, exerting a force for the it takes him to straighten his arms.

The astronaut pushes the satellite with a force of and by Newton's , the force acting on the astronaut is also the same but in opposite direction.

The acceleration of the astronaut (a) can be evaluated by :-

Similarly, acceleration of the satellite can be evaluated by

Relative acceleration

Distance between them after 60 s can be calculated as follows

Distance

The distance between astronaut and satellite after is

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