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Problem 5b
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An astronaut is inside a 2.25 × 106 kg rocket that is blasting off vertically from the launch pad. You want this rocket to reach the speed of sound (331 m/s) as quickly as possible, but astronauts are in danger of blacking out at an acceleration greater than 4g. (b) What force, in terms of the astronaut’s weight w, does the rocket exert on her? Start with a free-body diagram of the astronaut.

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