Physics

How do the mainsail and the jib of a sailboat help the boat sail? What do these two sails have to do with force?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "mainsail jib force" to get these possible sources:

    http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2006/Projects/J0126.pdf
    (Broken Link Removed)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sail
    http://www.wb-sails.fi/news/470NewsAero/470Aero.html
    http://www.barefootsworld.net/windwalker/aftmastsailingcalc.html

    In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    Matt is attempting to sail a sailboat northeast across the river with a velocity of 13 m/s relative to the current of water. The water current is flowing from south to north at a velocity of 6 m/s. If the angle between the

  2. physics 152

    The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 500 N north. The water exerts a force of 150 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 290 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?

  3. Area of triangles

    Aubrey is painting a mural of an ocean scene. The triangular sail on a sailboat has a base of 4 feet and a height of 6 feet. Aubrey will paint the sail using a special white paint. A can of this paint covers 10 square feet. How

  4. Math

    A quilt maker is creating a design of a sailboat. she needs exactly the same amount of fabric for the sail as she needs for the body of the boat if the length of the bottom of the sail is equal to the short base of the boat what

  1. math

    The tides at Cape Capstan, New Brunswick, cause the depth of the water in the harbour to change. The tidal chart indicates that the tides have a high point of approximately 10 m at 2.00 pm and a low point of 1.2 m at 8.15 pm. A

  2. Physics

    A 15700 kg sailboat experiences an eastward force 22000 N due to the tide pushing its hull while the wind pushes the sails with a force of 80900 N directed toward the northwest (45◦ westward of North or 45◦ northward of West).

  3. Algebra

    You are making a scale drawing of a sailboat using the scale 1 inch: 3 feet. The length of nthe sailboat at its longest point is 36 feet and the height is 54 feet.What should the lenght and height of the sailboat be in your

  4. geometry

    George is building a model of his father's sailboat with a scale factor of 1:32. The actual sail is in the shape of a right triangle with a base of 8 meters and a hypotenuse of 13 meters. What will be the approproximate perimeter

  1. algebra

    The cost of renting a sailboat at a lake is $20 per hour plus $12 for life jackets. Write an equation in slope-intercept form that can be used to calculate the total amount you would pay for using this sailboat.

  2. College Algebra

    A sailboat has a triangular sail with an area of 20 square feet. The height of the sail is 6 feet more than the length of the base of the sail. Find the height of the sail.

  3. math (trig)

    from the top of a bridge over the burlington canal, maria looks down at a sailboat at an angle of depression 15 degrees.the bridge is 18m above the water. calculate the horizontal distance from the bridge to the sailboat

  4. geometry

    a sailboat has a sail which is shaped like a right triangle. The base of the triangle is 14 feet and the height is 20 feet. What is the area of the sail? The boat also has two smaller sails that are each half as large as the big

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.