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Aircraft Trajectory Answers

You are the Copilot on a Boeing 747. The Captain plans to make various changes in speed. Let's assume that your aircraft is in simple aircraft motion with force and mass constant. As the Copilot you must be able to correctly tell the Captain what the results of these changes of velocity will be. Using the motion equations shown above solve for the unknown values to complete the following table. Assume that Xo is 0.

Initial Velocity(Vo)
Acceleration(a)
Time(t)
Final Velocity(V)
300 km/h
50 km/h2
2 hr.
400 km/h
350 km/h
50 km/h2
3 hr.
500 km/h
250 km/h
40 km/h2
5 hr.
450 km/h
400 km/h
25 km/h2
8 hr.
600 km/h
600 km/h
-20 km/h2
10 hr.
400 km/h
TABLE 1

Initial Velocity (Vo)
Acceleration (a)
Time(t)
Final Velocity(V)
Distance Traveled (X)
350 km/h
100 km/h2
2 hr.
550 km/h
900 km
200 km/h
20 km/h2
3 hr.
260 km/h
690 km
280 km/h
40 km/h2
2 hr.
360 km/h
640 km
250 km/h
30 km/h2
4 hr.
370 km/h
1240 km
500 km/h
-20 km/h2
5hrs
400 km/h
2250 km
TABLE 2

 


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:46:41 PM EDT 2014

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