Worksheet: Resultant Force
In this worksheet, we will practice calculating the sum of multiple forces with arbitrary directions and calculating the acceleration produced by such forces.
A planet orbits a star, and the planet is orbited by a moon. At a particular time in the moon’s orbit around the planet, the gravitational force on the moon from the planet acts perpendicularly to the gravitational force on the moon from the star. The force on the moon from the planet, , and the force on the moon from the star, . The moon’s mass is kg.
What is the magnitude of the moon’s resultant acceleration?
- A m/s2
- B m/s2
- C m/s2