University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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8.51: a) From Eq. (8.38), N. 0 . 80 ) s kg 0500 . 0 )( s m 1600 ( = = F b) The absence of atmosphere would not prevent the rocket from operating. The rocket could be steered by ejecting the fuel in a direction with a component perpendicular to the rocket’s velocity,
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Unformatted text preview: and braked by ejecting in a direction parallel (as opposed to antiparallel) to the rocket’s velocity....
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