Question
A cruise ship with a mass of $1.00 \times 10^7 \textrm{ kg}$ strikes a pier at a speed of 0.750 m/s. It comes to rest 6.00 m later, damaging the ship, the pier, and the tugboat captain’s finances. Calculate the average force exerted on the pier using the concept of impulse. (Hint: First calculate the time it took to bring the ship to rest.)

$4.69 \times 10^5 \textrm{ N}$

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