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AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Circular Motion Forces: A Bird in Flight

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A sparrow is flying around in a circle at a constant speed and height. There is air resistance (otherwise he could not fly!)

In what direction(s) is the net force from the sparrow on the air as he flies?

A

Outward.

B

Outward and downward.

C

Inward and down​ward.

D

Downward and backward.

E

Outward, downward and backward.