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Determine a formula for the maximum height h that a rocket will reach if launched vertically from the earth's surface with speed Vo. (< Vesc)

(Ignore air resistance and the earths rotation)

I know I should plug in numbers only until the end, but by using Gravitational potential energy, is it appropriate to begin with (1/2)m*v1^2 - [G(m)(Mearth)]/r = (1/2)m*v^2 - [G(m)(Mearth)]/r ?

The chapter is quite short --- Thanks for your help!

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