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A model rocket is launched straight upward with an initial speed of 60.0 m/s. It accelerates with a constant upward acceleration of 2.00 m/s2 until its engines stop at an altitude of 130 m.
(a) What is the maximum height reached by the rocket?

(b) How long after lift-off does the rocket reach its maximum height?

(c) How long is the rocket in the air?

  • physics -

    I would use energy concepts.

    Launch energy: 1/2 m 60^2
    engine energy: F*d=ma*d=m*2*130
    work done on gravity at the top: mg*h

    mg*h=1/2 m 60^2+m*260 solve for h.

    For b) find time to the rocket burns out, then add the glide time to the final heights.

    c. Add the fall time.

  • physics -

    could you possibly explain A. im still not understanding it.

  • physics -

    I solved for h and got 210.2. What am I doing wrong?

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