Dive Calculation ```Name: Kenny Status: student Age: 50s Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A ``` Question: How do I the radius of curvature of the loop in meters for a plane flying 600m/s experiencing 4g when pulling out of a dive? Replies: The acceleration of an object moving in a circular path is v^2/r, where v is the speed and r is the radius. Tim Mooney The formula for the centripetal acceleration is a = v^2/r, where v is the tangential velocity and r is the radius of curvature. In your case, a = 3g (4g - 1g for the earth's gravity) and v = 600 m/s. All you need to do is solve for r. Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D. Assistant Director PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois Click here to return to the Mathematics Archives

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