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27. We make the assumption that the clouds are directly overhead, so that Figure 13 (and the calculations
that accompany it) apply. Following the steps in Sample Problem 14, we have
θ
360
◦
=
t
24 h
which, for
t
=38min=38
/
60 h yields
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Unformatted text preview: θ = 9 . 5 ◦ . We obtain the altitude h from the relation d 2 = r 2 tan 2 θ = 2 rh which is discussed in that Sample Problem, where r = 6 . 37 × 10 6 m is the radius of the earth. Therefore, h = 8 . 9 × 10 4 m....
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2008 for the course PHY 027 taught by Professor Furlan during the Spring '08 term at UniFor.
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