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Unformatted text preview: expression for the duration t that the rocket must be fired in order to bring the vehicle to rest. For simplicity, assume that the pressure at the rocket exit is atmospheric. This may not be realistic if the rocket exhausts gases at near-sonic or supersonic speed. Think also about related issues: What is the maximum deceleration during braking, in units of g? What is the braking distance? HINT HINT 2 ANSWER...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.25 taught by Professor Garethmckinley during the Fall '05 term at MIT.
- Fall '05