Related Research One application that we can relate in the experiment entitled resolution of forces is the physics of sailing. The main topic that we can relate to the experiment is asking the questions: why the boat does not drifts sideways when sailing upwind and can a boat sail faster than the wind. Many said that a boat can sail faster with the wind, is true. Also they say that it is harder to sail against the wind, well, that is not the case. We can tell that by answering the questions above. The answer in the first question is just because of Vector Addition. The boat definitely drifts sideways when sailing upwind but because of the keel, a large nearly flat under the boat is reducing it to minimal extent. The keel pushes the water sideways thus the water is exerting a force, F k , to the keel to repudiate the sideways components of the force, F
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