Physics 163

Unit 3: Motion in Two Dimensions

Problem Set B

 

Problem 9:

A boat travels east across a 33 m wide river in 1 seconds. If the river flows 0.9 m/s north, how far upstream does the boat end up? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detailed information about and discussion of the strategies for solving riverboat problems and other relative velocity problems is provided online at The Physics Classroom.

 

 

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