Problem 14P

A small plane tows a glider at constant speed and altitude. If the plane does 2.00 × 105 J of work to tow the glider 145 m and the tension in the tow rope is 2560 N, what is the angle between the tow rope and the horizontal?

Solution 14P

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Here we have to calculate the angle between the tow rope and the horizontal.

In the given case, a small plane tows with constant speed a glider at fixed altitude, while the plane is towing , it does a work of and tows the glider to a distance using the tow rope with tension . The angle between the tow rope and the horizontal plane is .