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Problem 48E

Consider an airplane that flies due east on a trip, then returns flying due west. Flying in one direction, the plane flies with Earth’s rotation, and in the opposite direction, against Earth’s rotation. But, in the absence of winds, the times of flight are equal either way. Why is this so?

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Solution 48E The times of flight are equal either way. The plane is part of the earth system as whole including the earth’s atmosphere. The rotation of the plane therefore does not have an affect of the flight time. The plane goes up to a certain...

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