Problem: A rocket is being launched straight up. Air resistance is not negligible. Draw a free body diagram.

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Since the rocket is moving up, the force of thrust is larger than the sum of gravitational force, Fg and drag force, D.

To succeed in the drawing:

The force of trhust should be the longest, facing upwards.

The force of gravity should be down, shorter than the force of thrust but longer than the force of Drag. 

The force  of drug should be down and shortest.

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A rocket is being launched straight up. Air resistance is not negligible. Draw a free body diagram.

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