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My question is. An aeroplane of mass 1.25 x 10^5 kg is turning horizontally in the air, following a circular path of radius 15km at a speed of 245 m/s . It's centripetal acceleration is 4.0 m/s^2 and the centrepital force on it is 5 x 10^5 N. In order to negotiate this path, the plane banks. Explain why this is necessary and calculate a value of the angle of banking necessary. Well, according to the rules, this is NOT a homework. It's a worked example in my book. However, the answers shows the aeroplane itself is NOT curved. I guess that's not right. The free diagram shows the plane .. Vertical line is L cos alpha.. Horizontal is L sin alpha and the diagonal is L... I need clarification. Thanks!

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Curved Banks of aeroplanes

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