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Unformatted text preview: If the rocket was initially at rest, how fast is it moving after exhausting the entire 5000 kg? B. Now suppose that the rocket ejects the fuel in two equal bursts. First it exhausts 2500 kg so that it moves at a speed of 1500 m/s relative to the rocket. Then it ejects the remaining 2500 kg with the same relative speed. If the rocket was initially at rest, how fast is it moving after the two bursts? C. Explain why the answers to (a) and (b) are not the same....
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course PHYS 1112 taught by Professor Leclair,a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.
 Spring '07
 LECLAIR,A
 Mass, Momentum

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