Determine the ground speed and the course of the plane

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15.1 The airspeed of the plane is 200m/s, directed north. If the wind speed is 30m/s
in the direction shown, determine the ground speed and the course (angle θ) of the plane.

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The Attempt at a Solution



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Is it so far correct the above?
More questions will follow regarding the vector diagram and understanding of theory
 

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It seems correct, but you do not really need to compute the components. Just apply the cosine and sine theorems on the vector diagram.
 

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