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### #ActualNet Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus (only if you want to understand how the laws and equations came about, otherwise algebra will work fine).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

and relate those to thrust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust

Tie all those together into the equations of motion, and you can move stuff http://en.wikipedia....tions_of_motion

With all that said, i think your issue is you're multiplying a velocity by a force, which isnt giving you what you want. In your case you have a Thrust (which is a force), and a force is a mass (airplane) by an acceleration. if you know the mass of the airplane, and its current thrust, you can find an acceleration, you can then use that acceleration to figure out how fast the aircraft is going after a certain amount of time has passed.

### #5Net Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus (only if you want to understand how the laws and equations came about, otherwise algebra will work fine).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

and relate those to thrust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust

Tie all those together into the equations of motion, and you can move stuff http://en.wikipedia....tions_of_motion

With all that said, i think you're issue is you're multiplying a velocity by a force, which isnt giving you what you want. In your case you have a Thrust (which is a force), and a force is a mass (airplane) by an acceleration. if you know the mass of the airplane, and its current thrust, you can find an acceleration, you can then use that acceleration to figure out how fast the aircraft is going after a certain amount of time has passed.

### #4Net Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus (only if you want to understand how the laws and equations came about, otherwise algebra will work fine).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

and relate those to thrust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust

Tie all those together into the equations of motion, and you can move stuff http://en.wikipedia....tions_of_motion

### #3Net Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

and relate those to thrust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust

Tie all those together into the equations of motion, and you can move stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equations_of_motion

### #2Net Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

and relate those to thrust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust

### #1Net Gnome

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

What you want are Newton's First and Second laws of motion (velocity and acceleration) as well as his laws of gravitation. They are not too complex as long as you are comfortable with algebra and a little bit of calculus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

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