Power of a thrust to maintain an extended spring
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Nov8-12, 05:42 AM
W=Fx doesn't seem right as nothing is moving any distance. While the spring was extending the rocket was putting work in to it equal to 1/2 Kx^2, but I'm not interested in that. I want to know the power required to maintain the equilibrium.
The exhaust stream is moving. What is the exhaust velocity?