# What is the speed of the current in the direction of the canoes motion?

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## What is the speed of the current in the direction of the canoes motion?

A canoe is moving with velocity v= m/s relative to the water. The velocity of the current in the water is c= m/s. Solution is 1.89 m/s.

## What does the velocity of a moving object tell you?

Initial velocity describes how fast an object travels when gravity first applies force on the object. On the other hand, the final velocity is a vector quantity that measures the speed and direction of a moving body after it has reached its maximum acceleration.

## How does a canoe move?

A canoe is a lightweight narrow water vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel and using paddles.

## What is the speed or velocity of the current?

Current velocity is a vector. Its direction refers to the flow direction and it takes degrees (°) as a unit, with the north as zero and clockwise measurement. The size of the current velocity is expressed by cm/s or kn. 1 kn means 1mile per hour, namely 51.44 cm/s, which is approximately equal to 50 cm/s.

## What are the 3 formulas for velocity?

- v = u + at.
- v² = u² + 2as.
- s = ut + ½at²

## How to calculate velocity?

To calculate velocity, divide distance traveled by the time it took to travel that distance and add direction. If one’s position does not change, velocity is zero.

## Is velocity same as speed?

Why is it incorrect to use the terms speed and velocity interchangeably? The reason is simple. Speed is the time rate at which an object is moving along a path, while velocity is the rate and direction of an object’s movement. Put another way, speed is a scalar value, while velocity is a vector.

## What makes a canoe faster?

Obviously, a longer hull will carry more weight, but length also affects speed. Generally, the greater the waterline length and the higher the ratio of length to width, the faster the canoe and the easier it is to paddle.

## What is the physics of a canoe?

When the blade of the canoe paddle is pushed along the water, it exerts a force on the water. This means that simultaneously, the water exerts an equal but opposite force on the paddle. Whilst the paddle pushes the water backwards, the water pushes the paddle forwards, driving the canoe forwards.

## What is a canoe used for?

Canoes have sharp ends and curved sides, and they move efficiently in both deep and shallow water. No longer an important means of practical transportation, canoes today are most often used for sport or recreation.

## What is the paddling speed of a canoe?

Most people paddle close to the same speed that they walk. A ballpark figure is about 4-5 kilometers per hour (kph) for someone with some paddling experience.

## What is the hull speed of a canoe?

As a very general rule the maximum speed of any displacement hull–commonly called its hull speed— is governed by a simple formula: hull speedin knots equals 1.34 times the square root of the waterline length in feet (HS = 1.34 x √LWL).

## What is the speed of the canoe relative to Earth?

A canoe has a velocity of 0.40 m/s southeast relative to the earth.

## How do you find the speed of current?

We all know that the definition of a current is the amount of charge flowing per second, that is often expressed by the equation i=dq/dt.