Physics 12 - Quiz #5

North to Alaska!

A pilot traveling from Vancouver to Juneau encounters a 100 km/hr wind which has a heading of 60 degrees North of East. What is the required airspeed and heading if the pilot wishes to maintain a groundspeed of 750 km/hr with a course of 66 degrees North of West.

a) Write the vector equation for the velocity of the plane with respect to the wind. (1 mark)

b) Draw the vector diagram (use a ruler!) that accurately represents the vector equation. Clearly label the vectors and known angles! (3 marks)

(c) What is the velocity of the plane with respect to the wind? (4 marks)
 

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