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Homework Help: Curvilinear Motion

  1. Aug 12, 2015 #1
    Same with problem https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/trigonometric-problem.76696/ . My problems here is I cannot came up with the same answers in the book. I didn't solve using vectors.

    2. Relevant equations
    I would like to know the equation on the 4th hint although I have different solution. It might help me get to the answers.
    3. The attempt at a solution
    The attempt solution is attached on this post.
    I have the values of radial velocity and transverse velocity but I cannot came up with the answers 12.26 (a) 5770 m; (b) 263 m/s; (c) 18.86◦ (for B and C).

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  3. Aug 12, 2015 #2
    I would be inclined to use cartesian coordinates.

    Let x(t) = horizontal location of plane relative to A
    Let x(t) - 1000 = horizontal location of plane relative to B
    Let y(t) = vertical location of plane

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