In this project, we investigated if it is feasible for a single staged rocket with constant thrust to attain escape velocity. We derived an equation for the velocity and position of a single staged rocket that launches vertically. From this equation, we determined if an ideal model of a rocket is able to reach escape velocity.
This article was previously called Article 24.
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 12.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36184.108.40.206 Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol3/iss1/24
Masahiko Saito, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Carlos Smith, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering