MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Jeff R. Knisley
Robert B. Gardner, Lyndell Kerley
The two body problem and the rocket equation r̈ + ∊ α ṙ + k/r3r = 0 have been expressed in numerous ways. However, the combination of the rocket equation with the two-body problem has not been studied to any degree of depth due to the intractability of the resulting non-linear, non-homogeneous equations. The goal is to use perturbation techniques to approximate solutions to the combined two-body and rocket equations.
Thesis - Open Access
Clark, Clayton Jeremiah, "Rocket Powered Flight as a Perturbation to the Two-Body Problem." (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1045. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1045
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