Problem: A 17000-kg jet takes off from an aircraft carrier via a catapult. The gases thrust out from the jets engines exert a constant force of 180 kN on the jet; the force exerted on the jet by the catapult is plotted in the figure b. Determine the work done on the jet by the gases expelled by its engines during launch of the jet.Determine the work done on the jet by the catapult during launch of the jet.

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A 17000-kg jet takes off from an aircraft carrier via a catapult. The gases thrust out from the jets engines exert a constant force of 180 kN on the jet; the force exerted on the jet by the catapult is plotted in the figure b.

Determine the work done on the jet by the gases expelled by its engines during launch of the jet.

Determine the work done on the jet by the catapult during launch of the jet.

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