The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 370 N north. The water exerts a force of 210 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 270 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?
physics - drwls, Monday, September 6, 2010 at 9:04pm
(Acceleration vector) = Resultant force)/mass
The resultant force on the boat is 424.4 Newtons