Question #33891

1 Answer
Jan 5, 2017

Answer:

#sf(102.5color(white)(x)s)#

Explanation:

I will consider the motion in two stages.

1. The Powered Stage

To get the final velocity at the end of the powered stage we can use:

#sf(v=u+at)#

This becomes:

#sf(v=0+((9.81)/(3))xx60=196.2color(white)(x)"m/s")#

To find the height h reached we can use:

#sf(v^2=u^2+2as)#

This becomes:

#sf(196.2^2=0+(2xx9.81)/(3)xxh)#

#:.##sf(h=(3.849xx10^4xx3)/(2xx9.81)=588.6color(white)(x)m)#

2. The Unpowered Stage

The rocket is now moving under the influence of gravity.

We can use:

#sf(s=ut+1/2at^2)#

I will use the convention that "up is positive".

The equation becomes:

#sf(-588.6=196.2t-1/2xx9.81xxt^2)#

#:.##sf(4.9t^2-196.2t-588.6=0)#

Applying the quadratic formula:

#sf(t=(196.2+-sqrt(37,094.76-[4xx4.9xx(-588.6)]))/(9.8)#

#sf(t=(196.2+-220.5)/(9.8))#

Ignoring the -ve root:

#sf(t=42.5color(white)(x)s)#

To get the total time of flight #(sf(t_("tot")))#, we add this to the time taken for the powered part of the flight which we know is 1 minute.

#:.##sf(t_("tot")=60+42.5=102.5color(white)(x)s)#