An airplane descends in a circular pattern with a constant radius of 250 meters. The airplane has a horizontal speed of 75 m/s (constant) and a downward
speed of 5 m/s, which is increasing at a rate of 2 m/s2
Determine the acceleration of the airplane.
an = v2 / ρ
a = √(at2 + an2)
The Attempt at a Solution
Finding the acceleration for a circular motion is easy, but I am having trouble including the downward acceleration. Any help is greatly appreciated!