Asked Dec 27, 2019

Estimate the minimum angle subtended at the eye of a hawk flying at an altitude of 50 m necessary to recognize a mouse on the ground.


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Step 1

Let the arc length of the mouse subtended at the eye of the hawk be equal to 0.1m denoted as S.

Let the vertical distance between the eye of the hawk and the mouse be denoted as r.

The figure for the scenario is shown below,

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Step 2

Using the formula for the minimum angle denoted by &theta...

Physics homework question answer, step 2, image 1

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