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# Forces and Rates

An Introduction to Natural Forces

- a force can be defined as a push or pull that acts upon an object, as a result of interaction with
another object

- there are different types of forces, most of which can be classified as contact forces (forces
that occur as a result of two objects coming in contact with each other)

## - other types are called at-a-distance forces

Forces Video

https://youtu.be/vkOB6fgINeY
How to calculate Rate

## Rate = distance time

Example:
Rate = d t
Rate = 476 miles 8 hours
Rate = 59.5 mph
Rate examples video

Forces Applied to a Rocket Launch

What to consider?

- Thrust
- Weight (not mass)
- Air resistance
- Varying gravity values
- gravitational force
3 Different Models
Which do you think will last the longest if the fuel consumption was constant? Why?

## Model 1: Model 2: Model 3:

gallons of fuel gallons of fuel gallons of fuel

Uses 1,450 gallons of Uses 1,000 gallons of Uses about 1,200 gallons
fuel per second fuel per second of fuel per second
3 Different Models
Based on the video which one do you think will last the longest?

## Model 1: Model 2: Model 3:

gallons of fuel gallons of fuel gallons of fuel

Uses 1,450 gallons of Uses 1,000 gallons of Uses about 1,200 gallons
fuel per second fuel per second of fuel per second
Model 2 worked out on board