Was V2 named after a rocket?

Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:20 PM
Friday in science we were studying rockets, and I happened to notice that there was a rocket called a "V2 Rocket". Is it a coincidence that Vertical Velocity is called V2? Or does it have to do with the rocket? Thanks in advance.

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:37 PM
V2 = Vertical Velocity

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Bob Hansen

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:40 PM
They are unrelated as the rocket is "V2" while the coaster is "V²".
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Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:51 PM

Yep. Vertical Velocity is technically V^2 (V*V), while the rocket is V2 (no mathematics here)

In today's PC world, naming a coaster or ride after something which kills somebody is not going to happen. I'm surprised the name 'Magnum' survived. I don't think we'll see any rides called Glock or Baretta any time soon.

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 2:43 AM

Wasn't the long range Soviet missile launcher in Red Alert called a V2?

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 3:52 AM
If it were named for the rocket, it'd be kind of an insult to the German army. launch. go up. come to a stop and drop to where it was launched from.
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Sunday, April 28, 2002 6:48 AM
People are too PC, people spaz out because there are rides named, Zyklon, which they think is the gas used in the holocaust, when it was actually called Zyklon B. Also if my german is correct Zyklon means Cyclone.

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 7:08 AM
Hey, what do you think Nitro is? One of the world's strongest explosives, yes. And that name seemed to get by...

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 7:37 AM

The V2 Rocket was Nazi Germany's rocket. It was designed by Werner Van Braun and his team. It would be filled with lots of bombs, and enough gas to get it to it's target. When the gas ran out, it would fall and blow up what it hit.


They have nothing in common. Vertical Velocity (V2) stands for 2 Vs.

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