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Name: Introduction to Rocket Propulsion
ID: m42166
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • State Newton’s third law of motion.
  • Explain the principle involved in propulsion of rockets and jet engines.
  • Derive an expression for the acceleration of the rocket.
  • Discuss the factors that affect the rocket’s acceleration.
  • Describe the function of a space shuttle.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Acceleration, Center of mass, Elastic collision, Inelastic collision, Momentum, Newton’s third law, Payloads, Recoil, Rockets, Space shuttle
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:37 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am -0500

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Version: 1.5 Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.4 Jul 19, 2012 10:19 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 2:34 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Jun 13, 2012 9:46 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 2:39 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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