1. An airplane flying at an altitude of 1000m and at a speed of 500 m/s wants to drop a food package to a village below. Set the frame of reference so the direction the plane is traveling in is the positive in the horizontal component and downwards is the positive direction in the vertical component. (a) How much time will it take for the food to reach the village?
(i) Fill in what is given to you for each component, before any computation. If it is not provided, put in a question mark.
Horizontal Δx = _____________
Horizontal v = ______________
Vertical Δy = _______________
Vertical vi = ________________
Vertical vf = _______________
Vertical a = ________________
t = ________________
(ii) Which component would you be able to use to find the amount of time it will take for the food to reach the village?
a. Horizontal component
b. Vertical component
It is a problem of projectile motion.
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