Answer to Question #35809 in Mechanics | Relativity for Elliot
A radar station locates a sinking ship at range 16.1 km and bearing 136° clockwise from north. From the same station, a rescue plane is at horizontal range 19.6 km, 149° clockwise from north, with elevation 2.05 km.
(a) Write the displacement vector from plane to ship, letting i hat bold represent east, j hat bold north, and k hat bold up.
(b) How far apart are the plane and ship?