# M2 Power help please! +rep

I'm really not very good at this chapter!
I have done art (i) but unsure what to do for (ii) and (iii)

A supertanker of mass 4x10^8kg is steaming at a constant speed of 8m/s. The resistance force is 2x10^6 N.
(i) What power are the ships engines producing? 1.6x10^7

One of the ships engines suddenly fails but the other continues to work at the same rate.
(ii) Find the deceleration of the ship immediately after the failure.

The resistance force is directly proportional to the speed of the ship.
(iii) Find the eventual steady speed of the ship under one engine only, assuming that the single engine maintains constant power output.

+rep for help

thanks
jenny28
I'm really not very good at this chapter!
I have done art (i) but unsure what to do for (ii) and (iii)

A supertanker of mass 4x10^8kg is steaming at a constant speed of 8m/s. The resistance force is 2x10^6 N.
(i) What power are the ships engines producing? 1.6x10^7

One of the ships engines suddenly fails but the other continues to work at the same rate.
(ii) Find the deceleration of the ship immediately after the failure.

The resistance force is directly proportional to the speed of the ship.
(iii) Find the eventual steady speed of the ship under one engine only, assuming that the single engine maintains constant power output.

+rep for help

thanks

For part (ii) are we to assume the ship has two engines? Your wording implies more than one but it could be 3 engines or more.

Edit: It says other - so must have two engines
jenny28
I'm really not very good at this chapter!
I have done art (i) but unsure what to do for (ii) and (iii)

A supertanker of mass 4x10^8kg is steaming at a constant speed of 8m/s. The resistance force is 2x10^6 N.
(i) What power are the ships engines producing? 1.6x10^7

One of the ships engines suddenly fails but the other continues to work at the same rate.
(ii) Find the deceleration of the ship immediately after the failure.

The resistance force is directly proportional to the speed of the ship.
(iii) Find the eventual steady speed of the ship under one engine only, assuming that the single engine maintains constant power output.

+rep for help

thanks

For (2)
I think you assume both engines together produce the power required in part (1) so divide 1.6*10^7/2 which is the power of the engine working.then divide by 8ms^-1 to find the force which 1*10^6N

So the force you need is 1*10^6-(2*10^6)=
then you should be able to find the decelaration using F=ma
Any help with part (iii) please?
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