A canoe has a velocity of 0.40m/s southeast relative to the earth. The canoe is on a river that is flowing 0.50m/s east. Find the velocity... A canoe has a velocity of 0.40m/s southeast relative to the earth. The canoe is on a river that is flowing 0.50m/s east relative to the earth. Find the velocity (magnitude and direction) of the canoe relative to the river.
This is vector problem, but you can also think of this in small chunks For every 0.4m to the south east, the boat gets pushed east 0.5 m. We determine where the boat is after 1 second, find the displacement in that one second, and we will have the speed and direction.
Use the tip-to-tail method. Draw a vector to the right that represents 0.5 m/s to the east. From the tip of that vector, draw a new vector that goes down and to the right at a 45° angle from the...
(The entire section contains 249 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial