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Which of the 5 diagrams best shows the shape of the rope as the helicopter flies through the air to


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SoonerP226

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I agree, but from the wording I am using a strict interpretation. I agree, there would will be some wind, some wind resistance some aerodynamic load... For those who fly I am an amateur physicist, not an aeronautical engineer! Even worse I only spent the night once in a Holiday Inn Express, and that was a few years ago...
Yeah, but the question specifically says that air friction on the cable is not negligible.
 

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Yeah, but the question specifically says that air friction on the cable is not negligible.
I wondered about changing the wording. I decided to keep it in its purest form and to use word for word. Obviously, the physics teacher used a negative, (not), with an almost-zero which can be construed as a negative in the context it is used. I actually think they are taught to write that way on tests in order to put a fishook in your mouth.

I had to really watch the wording of tests with one of my professors. He would stick in phrases like, "in every case" or "shall" instead of "might".
 

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This is just like the hammer and the feather falling at the same gravitational rate in a vacuum.
If there’s no friction or drag then it’s just a constant force on all mass copter or cable
Ohh not negligible. Stupid double negative. Who wrote this question. Probably teaches race theory now
 

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Yeah, but the question specifically says that air friction on the cable is not negligible.
Drat, however then it is C. This is why I never went into physics and mathematics and despise story problems. Going to paint an L on my forehead and go out for a walk, hopefully I can get the L facing the right direction.

This guy is talking to me now:
 
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