A Federation starship (2.0 × 106 kg) uses its tractor beam to pull a shuttlecraft (2.0 × 104 kg) aboard from a distance of 10 km away. The tractor beam exerts a constant force of 4.0 × 104 N on the shuttlecraft. Both spacecraft are initially at rest. How far does the starship move as it pulls the shuttlecraft aboard?
Solution 27 P:
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Here we have to find the distance covered by the starship.
The mass of the starship is,
The mass of the shuttlecraft is,
The distance between them is 10 km.
The tractor beam of the starship applies a force of,