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Old 06-02-2007, 10:35 AM   #51
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Thanks Carl Sagan.



Now back to the matter at hand. You need at least two readings from the radar gun to determine velocity. If the plane has moved between the two readings then the reading is corrupted by the plane's movement.



The radar gun would need to know trig in order to account for your fancy angles; otherwise it's calculating doppler shift directly away from or towards the plane. And you'd need calculus if you also wanted to account for the plane's movement.



Besides, a radar gun isn't going to see the motorcycle down there at all; you're just going to end up calculating the plane's velocity away from or towards the earth.

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:40 AM   #52
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That makes sense. I mean, we have technology to be able to track other galaxies and account for earth's movement, our solar system's movement, and our galaxy's movement. These actually do use advanced mathematics to track their targets. They use calculus; Newton needed calculus to be able to figure this stuff out, so he invented it.



I was only arguing that "radar guns", like ksquid was talking about, wouldn't work from a plane.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #54
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:46 PM   #55
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idiot they can and do..contractor at Microsoft whole different story then you portaried.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:52 PM   #56
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No the planes movement is in perpendicular direction from which you are measuring. i.e. because the radar beam is not a single pin point beam as in a laser it has no effect on the measurement of the motorcycle's speed. You also don't need calculus (Have you taken it?) to correct for the error basic trig....Wish sporbike_pilot was here to explain it to. i.e he taught undergrad physics. I tutored kids in Math and physics but they were a little brighter than you.. kpretender
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:21 PM   #58
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"No the planes movement is in perpendicular direction from which you are measuring. "



Perpendicular means 90 degrees. In which case the radar would read 0 mph.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:54 PM   #59
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It's difficult to explain with out a diagram and you boys aren't the best abstract thinkers like my fellow engineers. I give. believe what you want to I don't care I'm the guy with the big house, big salary and the window office.. Nuff said
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