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## An astronaut is on a new planet. She discovers that is she drops a space rock from 12m above the groundnut has a final velocity of 3m/s just

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An astronaut is on a new planet. She discovers that is she drops a space rock from 12m above the groundnut has a final velocity of 3m/s just before it strikes the planet surface. What is the acceleration due to gravity on the planet?

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Answer:-0.375 m/s2

Explanation:To find the acceleration due to gravity in this planet, we can use the Torricelli formula of UALM (uniformly accelerated linear motion):

V^2 = Vo^2 + 2*a*S

Where V is the final velocity, Vo is the inicial velocity, a is the acceleration and S is the total displacement.

With V = 3, Vo = 0 and S = -12, we have:

3^2 = 0^2 – 2*a*12

24a = -9

a = -9/24 = -0.375 m/s2