Focus on Physics: Sailing Into the Wind: A Vector Explanationby: Paul G. Hewitt

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This column helps teachers build an understanding of physical principles. In this lesson, students discover surprising facts about sailing and also the intriguing usefulness of vectors.

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  • on Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:08 PM

As usual with Paul Hewitt, this is both interesting and informative. It relates the physics of sailing to other common phenomena. I keep a copy on my sailboat for visiting crew!

Steve  (Byfield, MA)
Steve (Byfield, MA)

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