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Pleaes check if I got this correct

  1. Jul 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An airplane flies at speed v in a horizontal circle of radius R. At what angle should the plane be banked so that you don't feel like you are getting flung to the side in your seat?
    2. Relevant equations

    Newton's equations, a(c) = v^2 / R

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Nx = mg cos (theta) sin (theta) = m v2 / R

    and solve for the angle (correct?)

    (this maybe a introductory physics problem, i don't care if it's moved)
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
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  3. Jul 12, 2010 #2
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