Problem of the Week-2

We want to shoot a rocket whose path will be straight at an angle A of 45 degrees with the vertical as shown in the figure above. The thrust of the rocket is twice its weight W. At what angle B from the flight path must the rocket be originated to keep it on its flight path?

Explain your answer and show your calculations.

Posted: 9/15/03

Submit your answers (by e-mail or hard copy) before 4 pm on 9/26/03 to Noah Aydin.

Mathematics Dept.