Two planes A and B are flying side by side at a constant speed of 900km/h. Maintaining this speed, plane A begins to travel along the spiral path r = (1500*theta) km, where theta is in radians, whereas plane B continues to fly in a straight line. Determine the speed of plane A with respect to plane B when r=750km.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:06 pm ad1c9bdddf
Initially the two planes are travelling in the same direction with constant speed 900km/hr. That is Va = Vb = 900km/hr
Now, plane A begins to move in a spiral path defined by,
r = 1500*theta km
at r = 750Km, theta = 750/1500 = ...
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