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A balloon starts rising from the surface of the Earth. The ascension rate is constant and equal to v0. Due to the wind the balloon gathers the horizontal velocity component vx = ay, where a is a constant and y is the height of ascent. Find how the following quantities depend on the height of ascent: (a) the horizontal drift of the balloon x(y); (b) the total, tangential, and normal accelerations of the balloon.

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A balloon starts rising from the surface of the Earth. The ascension rate is con

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