#### Answer

a. $1.1 \times 10^7 J$.
b. $5.0 \times 10^7 J$.

#### Work Step by Step

a. The thrust force and the displacement are both forward. The angle between them is 0 degrees. Use equation 6–1. From the graph we see that the displacement is 85 m.
$$W=(130 \times 10^3 N)(85 m)(cos 0^{\circ}) = 1.1 \times 10^7 J$$
b. The work done by the catapult is the signed area under the force vs position graph. The shape is a trapezoid, with an area of $W = (85 m)\frac{1}{2}(1100 \times 10^3 N + 65 \times 10^3 N) = 5.0 \times 10^7 J$