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Two-deminsional motion problem: HELP

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #1
    two-deminsional motion problem: HELP!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In microgravity astronaut training and equipment testing, NASA flies a KC135A aircraft along a parabolic flight path. As shown in the figure, the aircraft climbs from 24,000 ft to 28,210 ft, where it enters a parabola with a velocity of 150 m/s at 45.0° nose high and exits with velocity 150 m/s at 45.0° nose low. During this portion of the flight, the aircraft and objects inside its padded cabin are in free-fall; astronauts and equipment float freely as if there were no gravity.

    What is the aircraft's altitude at the top of the maneuver?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried using the basic kinematics equations but I am not ending up with the correct altitude
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3
    Re: two-deminsional motion problem: HELP!!

    i have already tried that
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #4
    Re: two-deminsional motion problem: HELP!!

    It's hard to tell where you've gone wrong without seeing your attempt at the solution.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #5
    Re: two-deminsional motion problem: HELP!!

    GOT IT! thanks!
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 #6
    Re: two-deminsional motion problem: HELP!!

    Cool!
     
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