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# You are on the west bank of a river that is flowing north

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## Solution for problem 15DQ Chapter 3

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Problem 15DQ

You are on the west bank of a river that is flowing north with a speed of 1.2 m/s. Your swimming speed relative to the water is 1.5 m/s, and the river is 60 m wide. What is your path relative to the earth that allows you to cross the river in the shortest time? Explain your reasoning.

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Solution 15DQ Your swimming speed relative to water is 1.5 m/s. And you are swimming in the direction from west to east. The river flows with a speed of 1.2 m/s in the north direction, perpendicular to your swimming direction. The vectorial representation shows, Here...

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