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Problem 3.5: A helicopter takes off


Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A flying helicopter is shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. Sketch a graph of x position vs. time for the helicopter.
  2. Sketch a graph of y position vs. time for the helicopter.
  3. What is the x velocity of the helicopter at any instant?
  4. What is the y velocity of the helicopter at any instant?
  5. What is the speed of the helicopter at any instant?

Problem authored by Aaron Titus with support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323 and placed in the public domain.

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