Unformatted text preview: An airplane is being tracked by a radar, and data is taken every two seconds in polar coordinates θ and r. t (s) 200 202 204 206 208 210 (rad) 0.75 0.72 0.70 0.68 0.67 0.66 r (m) 5120 5370 5560 5800 6030 6240 Calculate the velocity of the plane as a function of time, where the velocity V is given by: ( ) 2 2 r V r + = Compute the derivatives using the appropriate finite difference techniques (forward, central or backward difference – what ever is the best at any given point). Note that here dt d and dt dr r = = ....
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 Fall '08
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 Numerical Analysis, Derivative, Least Squares, Numerical Differentiation, Engineering Computational Methods

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