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Homework Help: How can i show the relationship of a plane relative to the earth using two given vect

  1. Sep 28, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How can i show the relationship of a plane relative to the earth using two given vectors?
    The nose of an ultralight plane is pointed south, and its airspeed indicator shows 35 m/s. The plane is in a 10 m/s wind blowing toward the southwet relative to the earth.

    a) In a vector addition diagram, show the relationship of the vector of the velocity of the plane relative to the earth to the two given vectors.

    b) Leting x be east and y be north, find the components of the vector of plane relative to the earth.

    c) Find the magnitude and direction of the vector of the plane relative to the earth


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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am unsure how to start this problem. I have tried using a freebody diagram but that wasnt useful.
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2009 #2

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    Re: How can i show the relationship of a plane relative to the earth using two given

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