A jet engine works on the principle of:
  1. Conservation of linear momentum
  2. Conservation of kinetic energy
  3. Conservation of angular momentum
  4. Conservation of inertia

Explaination plz

Asked by Romil | 19th Oct, 2015, 04:48: PM

Expert Answer:

A jet engine works on the principle of conservation of linear momentum.

In jet engines, a large volume of gases produced by the combustion of fuel is allowed to escape through a jet in the backward direction. Due to the very high speed or velocity, the backward rushing gases have a large momentum. They impart and equal and opposite momentum to the jet engine due to which the jet engine moves forward with a great speed. Thus, we can say that the jet engines work on the principle of conservation of linear momentum.

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 19th Oct, 2015, 05:33: PM