Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Think and Explain: 82

Answer

When a plane takes off while facing the wind, the speed of the airflow over and above the wings increases. This effectively increases the plane's speed (compared to when it takes off in still air) and it takes off sooner.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 274.
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