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Homework Help: Physics_Vectors

Posted by Sky_ on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:54am.

You can swim at a speed v relative to the water. You are swimming across a river which
flows at a speed V relative to the shore. The river is straight and has a constant width.
A. If you wish to swim directly across the river, in what direction should you swim
relative to the water in the river?
B. If you wish to get across the river as quickly as possible and donít care where you
land on the opposite bank, in what direction should you swim relative to the
water?

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