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PhysicsTurkey May29-10 01:22 AM

Rocket Launch question
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A rocket of mass 0.5kg is shot vertically and burns for 1.5s, providing a constant force of 22N.

After 1.5s what is the height of the rocket above the ground?

3. The attempt at a solution

by taking m*g of the rocket (downwards force) away from the 22N force (upwards).
I figured the resulting upwards force = 17N

unsure how i use this to get the maximum height though

rock.freak667 May29-10 01:29 AM

Re: Rocket Launch question
Start with a free body diagram. What are the forces acting on the body? What is the resultant of these forces?

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