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Homework Help: Rocket Launch-Horizontal and Vertical motion:

  1. May 3, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Does changing the thrust(amount of gunpowder) in the rocket alter both the horizontal and vertical speeds?

    2. Relevant equations
    I worked this bit out
    Rocket A has less gunpowder and horizontal motion was 8m/s
    Rocket B with more gunpowder was 10m/s

    3. The attempt at a solution[c}
    I know it changes vertical but wasn't sure about horizontal. i wasn't sure if the changes in horizontal speed was just due to the difference in wind speed or if it had to do with changing the gunpowder
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2010 #2
    you need to give a better problem description, angles and initial velocity's.
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