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Real world Aircraft landing deceleration problem

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    I'm trying to figure out the average deceleration of an aircraft that touches the ground at 104 knots (175.53 ft/sec) and decelerates to zero in 3200 feet? Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you very much to all who reply.
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Use the kinematic formula:
    [tex]v^2 = 2 a \Delta x[/tex]

    Which gives you:
    [tex]a = v^2/(2 \Delta x)[/tex]
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