Calculating acceleration and time of a jet
January 23rd, 2023
The catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln accelerates an F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter from rest to a takeoff speed of 173 mi/h in a distance of 307 ft. Assume constant acceleration.
1) Calculate the acceleration of the fighter in m/s2
2) Calculate the time required for the fighter to accelerate to takeoff speed.