Asked Nov 4, 2019

The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 410 N north. The water exerts a force of 210 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 280 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?

magnitude     m/s2
direction     ° north of east

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= 410 N sail F = 210 N keel m 280 kg

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The magnitude of the net force (F) is:


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F F 2 2 sail keel F = (410 N)(210 N) F = 460.651 N

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Also, from Newton’s second law, we have net force (F) proport...


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F ma а т


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