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Let c = speed of the swimmer in still water v = velocity of water current L = distance between starting and end points t1 = roundtrip time swimming along the river current t2 = roundtrip time across the river current
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Unformatted text preview: Show in general, using classical velocity addition formula: t 1 (along current) = γ t 2 (across current) Hint: Swimming across must be at an angle θ to balance the current flow, i.e. v = -c sin θ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course PHY 126 taught by Professor Hobunchan during the Spring '11 term at HKUST.

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