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A rocket ship at rest in space gives a short blast of its engine, firing 26 kg of exhaust gas out the back end with an average velocity of 182 m/s. What is the change in momentum of the rocket during this blast?

  • physics - , Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:09pm

    Δp(rocket)=Δp(gas)= mv=26•182=4732 kg•m/s

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