Supply plane#

A supply plane needs to drop a package of food to scientists working on a glacier in Greenland. The plane flies 140\(m\) above the glacier at a velocity of 180 \(\hat\imath\) \(m/s\). The horizontal distance between the plane and the drop site is \(R\) at the time the package is released from the plane. For this question, assume that \(-\hat\jmath\) is downward.

Part 1#

What value of \(R\) is required to ensure that the package arrives on target? Neglect air resistance.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in m.

Part 2#

What is the acceleration vector of the package after it has fallen a vertical distance of 80\(m\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m/s^2 \ \ \hat\jmath\).

Part 3#

What is the velocity vector \(\hat\imath\) (\(V_x\)) of the package after it has fallen a vertical distance of 80\(m\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m/s \ \ \hat\imath\).

Part 4#

What is the velocity vector \(\hat\jmath\) (\(V_y\)) of the package after it has fallen a vertical distance of 80\(m\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(m/s \ \ \hat\jmath\).

Attribution#

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