1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Impulse Energy relationship

  1. May 5, 2004 #1
    I am trying to calculate the height that a rocket engine will fly, by deriving the equation Gravitational potential energy(gPe)=FXH, where F is the weight of the engine and h is the vertical distance. The gPe at the rockets highest point must equal the chemical potential energy that the engine possess. From this I can find the height. My problem is that I have do not know how much chemical potential energy the engine possess, but I know what its impulse is. If the engine produces 5.00NXS of impulse what energy does it have? Can impulse(NXS) be converted to energy(NXM)? I hope this post is clear. Thanks for your help.
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted