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# Oblique tracking A ship leaves port traveling southwest at

Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 1st Edition

Problem 40E

Oblique tracking A ship leaves port traveling southwest at a rate of 12 mi/hr. At noon, the ship reaches its closest approach to a radar station, which is on the shore 1.5 mi from the port. If the ship maintains its speed and course, what is the rate of change of the tracking angle $$\theta$$ between the radar station and the ship at 1:30 P.M. (see figure)? (Hint: Use the Law of Sines.)

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Solution: Step 1 To find what is the rate of change of the tracking angle between the radar station and the ship at 1:30 P.M.

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