Developed by David Marasco - Published February 3, 2019
|Levels||First Year and Beyond the First Year|
|Available Implementations||Spreadsheet, Glowscript, and MATLAB|
Learning Objectives: Students who complete these exercises will be able to • Model the 1-D velocity and position of a rocket without gravity using the Euler-Cromer method, and verify the Rocket Equation (Exercise 1). • Produce graphs the 1-D velocity and position of a rocket in under different assumptions (Exercises 2-4,6). • Compare the results from two models of gravity (Exercises 2-3). • Compare the results from two models of drag (Exercises 4&6). • Fit a function to the Earth’s atmospheric density data (Exercise 5).
These exercises are not tied to a specific programming language. Example implementations are provided under the Code tab, but the Exercises can be implemented in whatever platform you wish to use (e.g., Excel, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
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Credits and Licensing
David Marasco, "Computing the 1-D Motion of a V2 Rocket," Published in the PICUP Collection, February 2019, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.v2rocket.
The instructor materials are ©2019 David Marasco.
The exercises are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license