Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line - Exercises and Problems: 13

Answer

(a) $W_E = 539~N$ (b) $W_M = 89.1~N$

Work Step by Step

(a) Let $W_E$ be the person's weight on the earth: $W_E = m~g_E$ $W_E = (55.0~kg)(9.80~m/s^2)$ $W_E = 539~N$ (b) Let $W_M$ be the person's weight on the moon; $W_M = m~g_M$ $W_M = (55.0~kg)(1.62~m/s^2)$ $W_M = 89.1~N$
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