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ROCKET EQUATION

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Formula name

ROCKET EQUATION

Description

ideal rocket equation

Syntax

/*Speed of an ideal rocket */
v = v_e* LN(m_0/m_r)

Notes

This formula describes the velocity of an (ideal) rocket after burning m1-m units of fuel with a starting velocity of 0.
m_0: initial mass of rocket, including fuel.
m_r: remaining mass
v_exh: speed of exhaust when leaving the rocket

Category / Subcategory

Physics / Kinematics

Creator

pbrodmann@brodmann.biz

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Tags

velocity of an (ideal) rocket

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