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Rocket Launch Physics Explained

How do Newton’s Laws apply to a rocket launch?
Using data from a simulation by Robert A. Braeunig, I present graphs of various measurements to explain Newton’s in the context of the multistage rocket Saturn V. In particular I explain how the g forces change for the astronauts as they ascend into orbit.

 

For those doing the NSW HSC, this video address the following dot point (though I do not specifically address LCM)
analyse the changing acceleration of a rocket during launch in terms of the:
– Law of Conservation of Momentum
– forces experienced by astronauts

 

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