(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A boat is rowed with constant speed u starting from a point A on

the bank of a river of width d , which flows with a constant speed

nu . The boatman always points the boat at a point O on the other

side of the bank opposite to A. Find the equation of the path

r = f (theta ) for the boat.

2. Relevant equations

dx/dt = v

3. The attempt at a solution

I was able to find dr/dt in terms of theta. here is my expression dr/dt= u(1-nsin(theta)). The problem is when I integrate it i have to express dt in terms of d(theta) which I cannot find.

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# Homework Help: A difficult boat and river problem

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