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Ry122

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in this situation where apollo 13 is reentering the atmosphere, how would you determine what theta is in the polar coordinate system for velocity?

[PLAIN]http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7366/shuttlek.jpg

Wouldn't the angle gamma be equal to theta since gamma is equal to the angle of the shuttle with the horizontal if you use the geometry postulate for opposite adjacent angles? But if this is the case then why is it labeled gamma and not theta?

[PLAIN]http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7366/shuttlek.jpg

Wouldn't the angle gamma be equal to theta since gamma is equal to the angle of the shuttle with the horizontal if you use the geometry postulate for opposite adjacent angles? But if this is the case then why is it labeled gamma and not theta?

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