12 Mar, 2012
PRESENTATION: The movement of many mechanical systems is explained, discarding friction, employing conservation principles that relate cinematic and dynamic variables. In a rocket gases expelled backward at a great speed provoke a displacement in the opposite direction forward. Something similar takes place with the recoil of a fire weapon in a shot but inverting the sense of the actions that produce the movement.
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