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A rocket becomes progressively easier to accelerate as it

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 1E

A rocket becomes progressively easier to accelerate as it travels through space. Why is this so? (?Hint:? About 90% of the mass of a newly launched rocket is fuel.)

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Answer : As About 90% of the mass of a newly launched rocket is fuel., As the rocket burns its fuel, its mass becomes less and thus ,less force is required to accelerate it

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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