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    Hi - this one has a twist that has me stumped - help please!

    A bird is flying at 20 m/s [W] and swerves to a new course and speed, 24 m/s [W 30 deg S] over 1.2 s. What was it's acceleration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucymathgirl View Post
    Hi - this one has a twist that has me stumped - help please!

    A bird is flying at 20 m/s [W] and swerves to a new course and speed, 24 m/s [W 30 deg S] over 1.2 s. What was it's acceleration?

    Thanks
    a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t}

    remember that \Delta v is the difference of two vectors.
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