# Assume Eq. 6-14 gives the drag force on a pilot plus ejection seat just after they are ejected from a

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Assume Eq. 6-14 gives the drag force on a pilot plus ejection seat just after they are ejected from a plane traveling horizontally at 1300 km/h. Assume also that the mass of the seat is equal to the mass of the pilot and that the drag coefficient is that of a sky diver. Making a reasonable guess of the pilot's mass and using the appropriate vt, value from Table 6-1, estimate the magnitudes of
(a) The drag force on the pilot + seat and
(b) Then horizontal deceleration (in terms of g), both just after ejection. (The result of (a) should indicate an engineering requirement: The seat must include a protective barrier to deflect the initial wind blast away from the pilot's head.)

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## Fundamentals of Physics

ISBN: 978-0471758013

8th Extended edition

Authors: Jearl Walker, Halliday Resnick

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Chapter # 6
Section: Problems
Problem: 40
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