On Monday, 29 July 2013 at 18:34:16 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
On 7/29/2013 5:28 AM, John Colvin wrote:
Seriously... Walter wouldn't have got his mechanical
engineering degree if he
didn't know how to calculate a speed properly.
It's a grade school concept :-)
A college freshman physics problem would be calculating the
delta V of a rocket fired in space given the fuel weight,
rocket empty weight, thrust, etc.
Physics graduate / soon to be PhD student here :) It's sad how
few rockets were involved in my degree...