(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An air race pilot with 54 kg makes a vertical loop with 1200 m of radius, in such a way that the airplane's speed decreases at a constant rate.

Knowing that the airplane's seat force acting over the pilot is 1680 N at point A and 350 N at point C, determine the airplane's seat force when the airplane is at point B.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

There are three forces acting over the object: the weight W, the centripetal force Fc and the airplane's seat force F.

I suppose at point A it's something like this:

[tex] F_c - W - F_a = 0 [/tex]

and at point C:

[tex] F_a - W - F_c = 0 [/tex]

I'm not really sure if these equations are correct. Substituting what I know I can get the speed at that points. But what should I do then to find the force acting at point B?

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# Homework Help: Circular motion with decreasing speed

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