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Homework Help: physics - linear momentum with rockets

Posted by clay on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 2:24am.

A rocket of total mass 3180 kg is traveling in outer space with a velocity of 115 m/s. To alter its course by 35.0 degrees, its rockets can be fired briefly in a direction perpendicular to its original motion. If the rocket gases are expelled at a speed of 1750 m/s, how much mass must be expelled.

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