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A rocket is fired vertically and tracked by a radar station on the ground, a distance (r) away from the rocket. When the station reads an angle of (theta) = 60* between the rocket and the ground, we are given that the distance r = 30,000ft, r(double-dot) = 70 ft/sec, and theta(dot) = 0.02 rad/sec. Find the magnitude of the velocity and acceleration of the rocket at this position.
I know that to solve this, you need to find r(dot), and that this is somehow related to r as a function of time. I do not understand how to get this relationship, or how to find r(dot). Can anyone please help?
I know that to solve this, you need to find r(dot), and that this is somehow related to r as a function of time. I do not understand how to get this relationship, or how to find r(dot). Can anyone please help?