Unformatted text preview: + since this happened in a time t . Taking the limit as t becomes infinitesimally small v dt dm dt v d m 2 = + Rewriting 2 v dt dm dt v d m = Denoting dt dm m= as the mass rate of flow leaving the vehicle of mass m we can write 2 v m dt v d m = This ejection of mass looks like a force acting on the vehicle of mass m. We call this the thrust: 2 T v m F = t t + 2 v v + m m v v + m M t m m v t...
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 Fall '06
 Roderick
 Calculus, Force, Mass, Special Relativity, dt dt dv

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