Friday

September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Posted by **Mariel** on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:29am.

AN airplane is heading west at velocity 950km/hr and wind is blowing northward at velocity of 55.o km/hr

- Physics -
**drwls**, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:45amThis only makes sense if the 950 km/h west velocity is the velocity of the plane relative to the air

Add it vectorially to the wind velocity vector, to get the velocity of the plane with respect to the ground.

It will have components of 950 km/h west and 55 km/h north.

The vector sum has magnitude 951.6 km/h. You can get the direction from the ratio of components (arctan 55/950 north of west)

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

physics - An airplane has a velocity of 400 km/h relative to the wind. At the ...

pre calc - The velocity of an aiplane heading east at 400 knots and a wind ...

physics - Find the magnitude and relative direction (e.g., NE, NW, SE, SW) of ...

Physics HELP! - An airplane is flying North with a velocity of 22 m/s. A strong ...

Physics - An airplane is flying North with a velocity of 22 m/s. A strong wind ...

applied physics - an airplane is heading due west at a velocity of 500 miles/hr...

trig - An aifplane is flying on a compass heading (bearing) of 170* at 460 mph...

Math - An airplane is flying due west at a velocity of 100 m/s. The wind is ...

phys - An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 590 km/h. If a wind begins...

Math - An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 590km/h. If a wind begins ...