Rocket thrust force calculation

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Homework Statement


A rocket has weight 10,000 kg and it needs to carry 5000 kg with acceleration 3.5 m/s². How much thrust force is necessary for the rocket to have a flight from Earth to space?

Homework Equations


F=ma[/B]


The Attempt at a Solution


I try that, According to Newton's law, ( g=10 m/s2) ΣF=ma Ft=15000 kg * 10 m/s² - 15000 kg * 3.5m/s² =97500N.
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Hey may I know why did you subtract the force of rocket on Earth and force of 5 ton object accelerated at 3.5m/s2
 
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you will get resultant force
 
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Then 3.5m/2 is the acceleration of the rocket, is that right?
 
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robax25
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yeah but then the equation,
F= (15000)*3.5=52500N
 
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I gave it a try.. check that out..
 
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robax25
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why you add two acceleration? one is upward direction and another one is negative direction? My first solution is valid for space
 
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you will get resultant force
The resultant force is theforce that leads to its actual acceleration. The two applied forces must be added to get the resultant force.
What are the two applied forces, and what is the resultant force?
 
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resultant force=thrust force- weight of the rocket, we do not add two forces and I need to subtract them because they are negative direction each other,
= 202500 N- 150000N
= 52500N
 
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I need to subtract them because they are negative direction each other,
No, you add them, but one is negative: thrust + weight = 202500N + (-150000N)
202500 N
Right.
 

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