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A Discussion On Newton's Second Law of Motion

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A boat has a mass of 6800 kg. Its engines generate a drive force of 4100 N, due west,while the wind exerts a force of 800 N, due east, and the water exerts a resistive force of 1200 N due east. What is the magnitude and direction of the boats acceleration?

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The solution is comprised of a discussion on Newton's second law of motion, through determining the magnitude and direction of a boat's acceleration as it is acted on by both internal and external forces.

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