Earlier this week, you computed the muzzle velocity of a spring-powered gun. Today, you'll have a chance to check your values.
Some people finish their experiment quickly, so for them, I have a review problem.
Rockets are great illustrations of the conservation of momentum: they throw exhaust backwards at high speed, and, as a result, accelerate forwards. Let's spend some time analyzing this mechanism in depth, then look at a few examples of real rockets.
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