Top View of Plane Motion
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After dropping a relief package, a plane reverses direction and heads for home. The pilot wants to increase the speed, but he is not sure what the acceleration will do to the plane.
What is known:
- The plane begins the semicircular turn (t = 0) with an initial velocity of 176 ft/s.
- The path of the plane remains horizontal.
- The pilot increases the speed of the plane along the flight path at a rate of
at = 2 + 1.5 t ft/s2 (tangent to path)