Rock Powered Rocket#

Ahmed is an astronaut, floating in space. Their rocket is powered by throwing rocks out of a hole in the back of the spaceship. The inertia of Ahmed and their rocket together is 301 kg. Ahmed also (in addition to the rocket and the person) has two 23 kg rocks on board. They are initially at rest. Ahmed throws the first rock, and then they are moving with velocity 16 m/s. Then Ahmed throws the second rock out of the back and they are moving with velocity 36 m/s .

Part 1#

(a) What is the total momentum of the system?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in m/skg.

Part 2#

(b) With what velocity is the first rock Ahmed threw moving through space?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in m/s.

Part 3#

(c) With what velocity is the second rock Ahmed threw moving through space?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in m/s.

Attribution#

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