Physics 12 - Quiz
Plane Ride In The Wind
Let's first identify what's be given. We have,
Now let's write the vector equation for the velocity of the wind with respect
to the ground.
Notice the reversal of the subscripts of the velocity of plane w.r.t the
wind. It now reads as the velocity of the wind w.r.t. the plane. This means
that the vector now points in opposite direction. This information serves
to aid us in the drawing of the vector diagram. Remember that vector addition
We can now use our knowledge of trigonometry to solve for the velocity
of the wind w.r.t. the ground, Vwg.
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