Solving the problem2

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Course: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Section: MATH-254-01 Department: Mathematics Term: Spring 2010 Course Instructor: Project Title: From the Earth to the Moon
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Group Members: Introduction We have all gazed up at the golden ball that brightens the night sky and speculated about life on the moon and the possibility of communicating with its inhabitants. But the first realistic attempt at travel to the moon was inspired by Jules Verne the author of “From the Earth to the Moon”. In his novel the author proposed that members of a gun club conceived the idea of sending a projectile to the moon. The plan was to launch the projectile from the most suitable location on earth - a country situated between 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude. It was believed that this would provide the best opportunity to aim at the moon when it was full. The recommended launch velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards per second and it was estimated that if the projectile was launched on the 1st of December, at 10hrs. 46m. 40s. P.M., it would reach the moon four days later on the 5th of December, at midnight when the moon would be at its nearest distance to the earth. The characters in the novel included members of a Gun Club and other members of the science community who decided that the projectile’s outer layer should be a made of aluminum with a diameter of 108 inches and a thickness of twelve inches to its walls, it should weigh 19,250 pounds and the gun that fired it should be made of cast in iron, 900 feet long, and run perpendicularly into the earth. It would contain
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2010 for the course MATH 253 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Raritan.

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