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Homework Help: Will the plane lift off?

  1. Jan 28, 2006 #1
    A plane is standing on a runway which is moving the opposite way of the plane.If the plane increases its speed, the runway wil too, but in the opposite direction of the plane.Will the plane manage to lift off?

    This is what I think:No, the plane will not lift off.Thats beacause when the plane increases its speed, so the runway will, but in the opposite direction.Then the plane wont be able to move forward, which is neceserry for the plane if it is going to get enough air resistance.

    What do you think?
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  3. Jan 28, 2006 #2


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