Physics - Rocket Demo Software

Physics - Rocket Demo Software
Physics - Rocket Demo Software
Physics - Rocket Demo Software
Physics - Rocket Demo Software
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The Rocket Demo software includes three simulations and a worksheet that require the use of Newton’s 2nd law and the motion equations. The students are given or allowed to set the mass of the rocket, the thrust of the rocket and asked to calculate the weight, acceleration, velocity, and distance at a given time in the rocket’s ascent. The answers are calculated by the program and can be hidden or shown.

In the first simulation the acceleration of gravity is set at – 9.8 m/sec2. In the second simulation, the acceleration of gravity can be changed. And in the third simulation, the mass of fuel can be set and the fuel mass and weight decreases as the rocket ascends.

There are many more problems and questions than those in the handout that could be asked and solved using the Rocket Demo software.

In the final simulation 3, the fuel and total weight of the rocket are changing with time. Students are asked to think about how predict the height versus chosen thrust. The only way to solve this problem without knowing the nature of the simulation is to take some data. This is included as an Excel file.

INSTALLATION

All of the files are included in a Zip file. Upzip the files and run the software by double clicking on the RocketDemo.exe file.

System Requirements: PC Computer with Windows XP or later

The following files are included:

Rocket Demo Software: RocketDemo.exe
Lab Handout: RocketDemo.doc
Lab Key: RocketDemo_Key.doc
Excel File (answer to final problem): RocketDemoSim3.xls

TERMS OF USE

Copyright 2016 Multimedia Science. All rights reserved.
Purchaser may duplicate materials for use with all students in their classes only. Purchaser may modify materials but must retain the original copyright notices. None of these materials, even if modified, can be used for commercial purposes or placed on public networks or on the Internet.

Copyright 2001 - 2016 Multimedia Science. All rights reserved.
Purchaser may install software on one computer at school and one computer at home. By buying a second license, purchaser may install software on one computer at home and 10 or less computers in their classroom for use by purchaser and their students only. For computer lab installation or school site licenses, please contact Multimedia Science at mmscience@comcast.net

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KEYWORDS

rocket, newton's second law, second law, software, simulation, physics, mechanics, motion, motion equations, fuel, distance, time, velocity, acceleration, acceleration of gravity, handouts
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90 Minutes

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Physics - Rocket Demo Software
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Physics - Rocket Demo Software