A model rocket accelerates at 15.3 m/s2 with a force of 44 N. Calculate the mass of the rocket. Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a kg. The mass of the rocket is kg.
To determine the mass of the system, we use Newton's Second Law of motion which relates force and mass where they are directly proportional and the constant of proportionality is the acceleration. We calculate as follows: F = ma 44 N = m ( 15.3 m/s^2 ) m = 2.88 kg