The Effect Of Newton's Three Laws Of Motion

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In conclusion, we can use Newton’s 3 laws of motion to maximize our rockets’ flight time.
For Newton’s first law, our hypothesis stated the following: “We can apply Newton’s first law by minimizing the forces that resist motion. The way we will do this is to make the nose cone as smooth and pointy as possible. If the nose cone is too flat on the end, it will not cut through the air very well. The rocket must cut through the air swiftly, this means that resistance will be at its minimum during flight. We would like the least resistance because that means the rocket will glide and not stall mid-air because that will affect flight time.” It’s hard to know if we were correct, because we didn’t have one rocket without a sharp nose cone and one
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We want the rocket to be as light as possible, considering its speed when launched. We will put a small amount of tape on the rocket just enough to make it secure, but we also want to decorate it. The duct tape we will decorate the rocket with will add lots of mass that can affect the force of the rocket.” We were correct. The heavier the rocket is, the more force is needed to move it. So, with trying to limit our mass and be conservative with how much we added, we were able to keep it under control. This made the force on the other side of the equation that we needed lower, so the force exerted could go towards making the rocket go higher. Our rockets were .219 kg, which, when multiplied with the acceleration, gets the force. If we had a more massive rocket it would have created more mandatory …show more content…
We think that the lighter the rocket, the better it will fly. The mass of a rocket definitely can affect flight time. We can manipulate the amount of paper we put in the head of the rocket to make it heavier or lighter, and we can change how much tape we use to put the rocket together. We want the rocket to glide better in the air, so there is minimum resistance against the atmosphere. We can do this by manipulating the wings and the nose of the rocket and make them straight with a minimal amount of edges. The wings will help guide the rocket in the air and give it direction. The nose of the rocket will be the first part that slices through the air. The nose is an important part because if it is too flat, it will resist the air and make the rocket’s flight time shorter. We are testing how the amount of wings can affect a rocket’s flight time and think that the more wings there, the shorter flight time.” We were correct. The rocket with 3 wings had a flight time of 3.62s with 1 liter of water in it, and 1.29s with 2 liters of water in it. The rocket with 4 wings had a flight time of 3.78 seconds with 1 liter of water, and 1.5 seconds with 2 liters of water in it. So, the three winged rocket did have faster flight time, probably because it was less air resistance. The reason that the

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