This project uses Newton’s Second Law of Motion, Euler’s method, basic physics, and basic calculus to model the flight path of a rocket. From this, one can find the height and velocity at any point from launch to the maximum altitude, or apogee. This can then be compared to the actual values to see if the method of estimation is a plausible. The rocket used for this project is modeled after Bullistic-1 which was launched by the Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry at the University of South Florida.
"Rocket Flight Path,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 2.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36184.108.40.20658 Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol6/iss1/2
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Supplementary Data - Appendices
Ihor Luhach, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering