Determine the ground speed and the course of the plane

  • #1

Homework Statement


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.

Homework Equations


Pytel Fig 15_1 b.jpg


The Attempt at a Solution



Pytel 15_1.jpg


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

Attachments

  • Pytel Fig 15_1 b.jpg
    Pytel Fig 15_1 b.jpg
    20.5 KB · Views: 389
  • Pytel 15_1.jpg
    Pytel 15_1.jpg
    14.2 KB · Views: 398

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Orodruin
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Insights Author
Gold Member
2021 Award
18,649
8,539
It seems correct, but you do not really need to compute the components. Just apply the cosine and sine theorems on the vector diagram.
 

Related Threads on Determine the ground speed and the course of the plane

Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
825
Replies
5
Views
580
Replies
2
Views
6K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
2K
Replies
4
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
5
Views
11K
Top