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Modeling a Rocket Launch with Gravity and Air Resistance Documents

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Modeling a Rocket Launch with Gravity and Air Resistance 

written by Larry Engelhardt

The Modeling a Rocket Launch with Gravity and Air Resistance text guides the reader through a process of developing, implementing, and validating an EJS model of a rocket being launched.  The model that is developed includes thrust as well as altitude-dependent forces of gravity and air resistance.  The supplementary documents include a starting template (RocketTemplate.ejs), an executable JAR file in which all three forces have been implemented (RocketLaunch.jar), and a document describing how and why to use "Events" in Ejs.  Note, a password will be required in order to access the EJS source code for the completed (RocketLaunch.jar) program.  A faculty member wishing to access this may request the password from lengelhardt@fmarion.edu.

Published July 3, 2011
Last Modified July 3, 2011

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Supplemental Documents (2)

Modeling a Rocket Launch Completed Project 

A ready-to-run program for the Modeling a Rocket Launch project in which all three forces have been implemented. A password is required in order to access the EJS source code for packaged within the ejs_mech_newton_RocketLaunch.jar program.  This password may request the password from lengelhardt@fmarion.edu.

Last Modified July 3, 2011

How to add ODE Events 

This document provides a description of how to add an EJS ODE event to the Modeling a Rocket Launch project.

Last Modified July 19, 2011

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Source Code Documents

Modeling a Rocket Launch Project Template 

A template for the Modeling a Rocket Launch with Gravity and Air Resistance project. Modify this template to complete the project as described in the PDF document.

Last Modified July 19, 2011

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