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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Thrust is a force, so substituting thrust in the wiki equation and ignoring acceleration gives you

Thrust = mdot * v

where mdot is the mass flow rate. The units work out, [kg/s * m/s = kg*m/s^2].

As I've said above, the velocity term is a sum since you don't make any thrust when our velocity is the same as the exhaust velocity, and you assume that thrust tapers linearly.

Does that help at all?
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