Curtiss P-40 in action by Ernest R. McDowell, Don Greer

By Ernest R. McDowell, Don Greer

Few airplane designs have had as abnormal or advanced a historical past because the P-40 sequence. in truth one wonders why the Air Corps elected to provide the H-75P a designation except a splash quantity within the P-36 sequence because it was once primarily a re-engined P-36A. Spin-offs from the P-36 layout may consequence not just within the P-40 however the XP-37, XP-42, XP-46, XP-53, XP-60, and XP-62 plus those given Y designations and numerous sprint numbers.

Ignoring the Curtiss Hawk biplanes, the genealogy of the P-40 would appear to have its faucet roots within the XP-934 Curtiss quick of 1932 classic. even though a few event within the low-wing monoplane variety used to be received whilst the corporate produced its famed Shrike sequence of assault planes, the quick, or XP-31 because it used to be exact by way of the Air Corps, used to be their first low-wing pursuit layout. via a type of unusual quirks, the speedy in the beginning used to be powered by means of an in-line engine which gave method to a extra robust radial, simply the opposite of the P-36 to P-40 layout improvement. The XP-31 was once no longer profitable with both engine and the layout was once quickly deserted (It did earn the doubtful contrast of being the final U.S. pursuit aircraft with a hard and fast touchdown gear). The Curtiss Company's fortunes took a downward flip within the pursuit box whilst the Boeing P-26A used to be chosen via the Air Corps over the XP-31.

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Curtiss P-40 in action

Few plane designs have had as atypical or advanced a history because the P-40 sequence. in truth one wonders why the Air Corps elected to offer the H-75P a designation except a splash quantity within the P-36 sequence because it used to be essentially a re-engined P-36A. Spin-offs from the P-36 layout may end result not just within the P-40 however the XP-37, XP-42, XP-46, XP-53, XP-60, and XP-62 plus those given Y designations and diverse sprint numbers.

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One is a fixed reference frame; the x axis is oriented along the acceleration. The other is moving with a constant velocity along the negative x direction of the fixed reference frame. However, they coincide at the beginning of observation. (a) Find the velocity and position of the particle as a function of time in both reference frames. (b) Find the work done by the force during a time interval t in both frames. (c) Are the results of (b) different in the two frames? If so, are the laws of mechanics different in the two inertial frames of reference?

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