You must determine the acceleration of a rocket so that its equipment can be designed to survive. The rocket will have a burn time of t = 30 seconds, during which time it flies has a constant acceleration a. Call this Phase 1. After the fuel is exhausted the rocket enters free fall. Call this Phase 2. The total flight time is 300s.
a) what should you make the acceleration of the rocket a when the engine is on?
b)what is the maximum altitude of the rocket
//So I don't even know where to start or what part a is asking. What is the condition for the equipment to survive?
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