Answer to Question #40038 in Mechanics | Relativity for ashish
an oil tankers engine have broken down, and the wind has accelerated the tanker to a speed of 1.5 m/s straight towards a reef. when the tanker is 500m from the reef the wind dies slowly as the engineers gets the engine running. the rudder is stuck, so the only choice is to try to accelerate straight backward away from the reef. the mass of the tnker and cargo is 36000000kg, and the engines produce a net horizontal force of 80000N on the tanker. will the ship hit the reef? provide full justification for your answer
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