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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive problem presents an airplane just after liftoff which is traveling at a known airspeed and with a headwind of known velocity. The flight trajectory is also given. The task: figure out the speed of the airplane relative to the ground. The math is not difficult, but the problem is not as easy as it first appears. As with all Illinois PER Examples, the author takes learners through each step of conceptual analysis and strategic problem-solving. This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group. See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2002 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
airplane, flight, vector components, velocity
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Metadata instance created January 26, 2008 by Alea Smith
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November 6, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), WWW Document, (https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_plane).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Airplane Landing, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_plane>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 29). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Airplane Landing. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_plane
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Airplane Landing. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 29, 2014. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_plane (accessed 10 August 2020).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Airplane Landing. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2002. 29 Aug. 2014. 10 Aug. 2020 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_plane>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Airplane Landing}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {10 August 2020}, Month = {August 29, 2014}, Year = {2002} }
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