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Answer: Two rowers, who can row at the same speed in still

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Problem 16Q

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Two rowers, who can row at the same speed in still water, set off across a river at the same time. One heads straight across and is pulled downstream somewhat by the current. The other one heads upstream at an angle so as to arrive at a point opposite the starting point. Which rower reaches the opposite side first? Explain.

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Problem 16Q

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According to the problem, the two rowers start at the same time with the same speed. Rower 1 heads straight across and rower 2 heads upstream making an angle  in order to arrive at a point opposite to the starting point.

Consider the speed of the two rowers as v in still water and the speed of the current is u.

The following are the figures that show the motion of the two rowers.

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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