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10.E: Rocket Motion (Exercises)

Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

Derive the integral in section 2.

Exercise \(\PageIndex{2}\)

Integrate equation 10.3.2 to obtain equation 10.3.3

Exercise \(\PageIndex{3}\)

Integrate equation 10.3.3 to obtain equation 10.3.5

Exercise \(\PageIndex{4}\)

Obtain equation 10.3.6


In the following problems, (numbers 5 - 8) assume:

V = 2 km s-1.
m0 = 2000 kg
b = 0.5 kg s-1
f = 90%

Exercise \(\PageIndex{5}\)

What is the maximum speed, and how long does it take to attain it?

Exercise \(\PageIndex{6}\)

How long does it take to reach a speed of 3 km s-1?

Exercise \(\PageIndex{7}\)

How long does it take for the rocket to travel 600 km?

Exercise \(\PageIndex{8}\)

How fast is it moving when it has travelled 300 km?

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