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Author Westmoreland, Shawn
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-10-10
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Physics - Classical Physics ♦ physics:physics
Abstract In the context of special relativity, we discuss the specific impulse of a rocket whose exhaust jet consists of massive and/or massless particles. This work generalizes previous results and corrects some errors of a recently published paper by U. Walter. (The errors stem from the omission of a Lorentz factor.)
Description Reference: Acta Astronautica 67 (2010), pp. 1248-1251
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article


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