A boat sails south with the help of a wind blowing in the direction S36 degree E with magnitude...

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A boat sails south with the help of a wind blowing in the direction {eq}S36^{\circ}E \ {/eq} with magnitude of {eq}300\ lb {/eq}. Find the work done by the wind as the boat moves {eq}100\ ft {/eq}.

Work done:

It is the quantity that represents the multiplication of displacement and the component of force in the direction of displacement. It is a vector quantity. This means it has both magnitude and direction. It is measured with a unit called joule(J)

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  • Magnitude of force is,{eq}{F_\circ } = 300{\rm{lb}} {/eq}
  • Displacement of boat is, {eq}{D_ \circ } = 100\;{\rm{ft}} {/eq}
  • angle made by...

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