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What is the tilt angle?

  1. Oct 14, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A bird is able to go in a circle because it tilts its wings by theta degrees using a lift force, F. So it curves and eventually forms a full circle. if radius is 30m and the bird's velocity is 6m/s what is that tilt angle.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I calculated stuff like the period and centripetal acceleration, but i'm not even sure if those are needed for this.
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  3. Oct 14, 2016 #2
    Looks like a baking angle problem. Circling at an angle, centripetal force equations. e.g tan = v^2/rg.
  4. Oct 15, 2016 #3


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    Draw a free body diagram?
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