June 9th, 2012, 11:30 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 895 Thanks: 1  A train of 3000 KN
Hi all 1 ) A train of 3000 KN weight starts from rest and reached a velocity of 54 km/h after one min . if the frictional resistance of the track is 5N/KN of the train's weight . Find the tractive force developed by the engine ? I don't understand what is mean "tractive force " ?? [color=#FF0000]anyway I start solve the question w = 3000 kN mass = 305810 u = 0 v = 54 km/h v = u + at a = 0.25 F = m X a F = 305810 X 0.25 76452.5 N [/color] 2 ) A parachute weighing 500 N falling with uniform acceleration from rest, descends 5 m in the first 4s. Find the resultant of air on the parachute . 
June 9th, 2012, 12:44 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: A train of 3000 KN
1.) We need to find the final velocity in meters per second: Hence: Your answer is correct. 2.) First, we may find the net force on the parachute: Now, if we let be the resultant force of air on the parachute, we have: 
June 10th, 2012, 06:31 AM  #3 
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teacher said the answer for first one is not complete he said F = p  ( 5 X 3000 ) F = p  15000 kN I don't know what he mean ? 
June 10th, 2012, 08:21 AM  #4 
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It appears that he means you need to add the resistive force to the result to get the total.

June 10th, 2012, 08:37 AM  #5 
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Are you mean tractive force = force + resistive force or what ? and I want know ,,, what is the difference between force which arr got and tractive force ? 
June 10th, 2012, 11:21 AM  #6 
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For Q 2 ... Fnet = m Xa (500/9.81 ) X ( 0.625 ) = 31.85 N I don't know How you got ( 0.14 N ) 
June 10th, 2012, 11:30 AM  #7 
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How did you get 0.625 for the acceleration? I get 1/360 using which comes from where . 
June 10th, 2012, 11:40 AM  #8 
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see h = ut+1/2at^2 5 = 0 + 0.5a(4^)2 a = 5/8 which is 0.625 ?? where is the mistake ? 
June 10th, 2012, 11:58 AM  #9 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: A train of 3000 KN
Ooops, I used the time from the first problem. Carry on... 
June 10th, 2012, 12:05 PM  #10 
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now I know all the answer just this formula I don't know why you said F net = w  Fr can please explain to me fully 

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