elative Velocity and River Boat Problems Video Tutorial

The Relative Velocity and River Boat Problems Video Tutorial discusses the concept of relative velocity. The concept is applied to explain the analysis of the motion of planes moving amidst winds and the motion of boats heading up, down, and across a river in the presence of a current. The video lesson answers the following questions:

  1. What is meant by the term relative velocity?
  2. When a boat heads up, down or across a river, what effect does the river current have on the boat’s motion?

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