College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 4 - Force and Motion - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 133: 11



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This does not violate Newton's second law. Since the thruster's job is to power the rocket, fuel is being lost from the rocket. This causes a change in mass. Also, the force of gravity becomes weaker the farther the rocket goes.
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