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a river flows due south with a speed of 2.0m/s. a man steers a motorboat across the river;his velosity is 4.2m/s due east.the river is 800m wide.
(A) what is his velocity(magnitude and direction)relative to the earth?
(B)how much time is required to cross the river?

  • physics111 -

    b. time to go across: distanceEast/VelocityEast

    a. he is heading upstream:
    direction=arctan2/4.2

    magnitude: speed=sqrt(4.2^2+2^2)

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