Chapter 12, Problem 23CQ

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

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### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

# When paddling a canoe upstream, it is wisest to travel as near to the shore as possible. When canoeing downstream, it may be best to stay near the middle. Explain why.

To determine

The reason for the fact "when paddling a canoes upstream, it is wisest to travel as near the shore as possible while when canoeing downstream, it may be best to stay near the middle.

Explanation

In the situation when paddling a canoe upstream, the flow is turbulent at the middle while the flow is laminar near to the shore. As the flow is laminar near to the shore, it is very easy to travel as near to the shore as possible.

While in the situation when paddling a canoe downstream, the flow is turbulent at the shore and the flow is laminar at the middle. As the flow is laminar at the middle, it is wisest to travel near to the middle...

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