February 25, 2017

Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Ana on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 7:28pm.

The maximum lift force on a bat is proportional to the square of its flying speed v. For the hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), the magnitude of the lift force is given by

FL (0.020 N·s2/m2)v2

The bat can fly in a horizontal circle by "banking" its wings at an angle θ, as shown in the figure below. In this situation, the magnitude of the vertical component of the lift force must equal the bat's weight. The horizontal component of the force provides the centripetal acceleration.

(a) What is the minimum speed that the bat can have if its mass is 0.034 kg?
answer in m/s

(b) If the maximum speed of the bat is 10 m/s, what is the maximum banking angle that allows the bat to stay in a horizontal plane?
answer in °

(c) What is the radius of the circle of its flight when the bat flies at its maximum speed? answer in m

(d) Can the bat turn with a smaller radius by flying more slowly?
Yes or No

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