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Homework Statement
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/s^{2}
Determine the acceleration of the airplane.
Homework Equations
a_{n} = v^{2} / ρ
a = √(a_{t}^{2} + a_{n}^{2})
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!
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