Forces on a rocket in flight
Forces on a rocket in flight, rockets that must travel through the air are usually tall and thin as this shape gives a high ballistic coefficient and minimizes drag losses
Flying rockets are primarily affected by the following:
- Thrust from the engine(s)
- Gravity from celestial bodies
- Drag if moving in atmosphere
- Lift; usually relatively small effect except for rocket-powered aircraft
as a result of all these forces a net acceleration of the rocket is acquired. specify where is it taken as g??
due to inertia it can rise some distance as it had great speed earlier.