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Ideal rocket simulator
CodeLongAndPros (1589)

This is a bit of math and turtles, in python, to simulate the ideal flight of a rocket.

The function assumes that there is no air resistance, the rocket is massless, and that application of thrust is at t=0.

If you actually want to launch a rocket, do not use this.

The x value is one order of magnitude greater that the returned value for the purpose of graphing. The Y-axis is not distorted.

The red line is when the rocket is falling. The green line is when the rocket is ascending.

PilotDevKarwa (12)


codeitfast (56)

if you want the turtle to go faster, you will want t.speed(100) to be t.speed(0). It is the fastest possible turtle speed (except for goto).

DynamicSquid (4629)

This is one of the best things I've ever seen!

lolgod2 (0)

What will be the starting velocity (V0) of the rocket? -10000
What will be the starting height of the rocket? 250000
umm I'm stuck

HerculukeZeEpic (189)

cool, I put it in a infinate loop!

CodeLongAndPros (1589)

@Warhawk947 Thanks. This is the product of algebra and boredom + python knowledge.

CodeLongAndPros (1589)

@AgastyaSandhuja Thanks. Couldn't get the better set of equations to work though.

CodeLongAndPros (1589)

@AgastyaSandhuja I know. Just wish it was better. Looking for a college textbook to find the right equations. Google failed me.