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# An Analysis of the Rocket Launch Portfolio

PLEASE NOTE This version is extremely unreadable YOU MUST LOOK AT THE MS WORD DOC FILE Rocket Launch Portfolio Mr McAfee Math 4Block 1 7 February 2003 By Ronald K Ellis III The Rocket Launch As the shuttle STS-82 lifted off from the NASA launching pad at Cape Canaveral Mission Control in Houston was receiving the following data about the vertical velocity of the rocket in feetsec We will use this information to give an estimate of the distance the rocket travels in its first 40 seconds Time since Launchs Velocity ftsec 0 0 288 44 576 99 864 160 1152 224 144 290 1728 363 2016 444 2304 528 2592 610 288 689 3168 766 3456 839 3744 903 4032 965 432 1027 4608 1087 4896 1146 aUse the data to find the altitude of the rocket after 4032s assume the rocket is launched from sea level Describe your steps and justify your conclusion The blue area under the curve at a given time value is equal to the altitude at that same time Calculate the total altitude after 4032s Using trapezoid area approximation method Formulas- Substituting in the rocket launch data to calculate area under curve at time index 4032s In this step I used the principle that the area underneath the data points at any given time index is equal to the total altitude at that same time index

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