Problem: A rocket is being launched straight up. Air resistance is not negligible. Draw a free-body diagram for the rocket. Draw the force vectors with their tails at the dot.

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Weight is pointing vertically downward.

Thrust force is acting upwards.

Air resistance is acting opposite to the thrusts.

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A rocket is being launched straight up. Air resistance is not negligible. Draw a free-body diagram for the rocket. Draw the force vectors with their tails at the dot.

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