A rocket lifts off the surface of Earth with a constant acceleration of 20 m/sec^2.

How fast will the rocket be going one minute later?

Can someone at least point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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- Oct 25th 2009, 05:38 PMMorgan82Application
A rocket lifts off the surface of Earth with a constant acceleration of 20 m/sec^2.

How fast will the rocket be going one minute later?

Can someone at least point me in the right direction? Thanks! - Oct 25th 2009, 05:42 PMChris L T521

In a sense, you can solve the differential equation $\displaystyle \frac{\,dv}{\,dt}=20$, with initial condition $\displaystyle v\!\left(0\right)=0$.

In the end, its going to turn out to be $\displaystyle 20\frac{\text{m}}{\text{s}^2}\cdot 60\text{s}=1200\frac{\text{m}}{\text{s}}$