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- Homework Statement
- A ship is moving South (S) with Ship Velocity S.V = 15m/s . The apparent wind is southwest (SW) with velocity A.W.=26m/s. This goes on for one hour and after, the ships turns (assume instantly) direction to Northeast (NE) and goes on for half an hour.

a)There is a wind particle that at time t=0s is where the ships at this time. How much distance has the particle traveled after 1 and a half hour?

b) How much is the True Wind and in which direction?

c)How much is the Apparent Wind after the ship turned?

- Relevant Equations
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Hello everyone.

Sorry for the mistakes on my English on this post and on the H/W statements (it is translated by me).

I have a homework problem on Meterology Physics, about a ship's Apparent Wind , and it is about the a) question and maybe i don't know well the theory to solve this problem.

(I have solved the b) & c) question)

So.. I have a solution in my mind but I am not sure if it is right.

For my solution I assume that, at the time t=0s , the particle interacts both with the Ship Wind and the True Wind, so it moves with the Apparent Wind velocity for some seconds. (And after I assume that the True Wind interacts again, so the final velocity of the particle is the velocity sum of Apparent Wind velocity and True Wind Velocity.)

Is it right to assume that the ship wind interacts with the particle?

Or is it only the True Wind that interacts with it?

Sorry for the mistakes on my English on this post and on the H/W statements (it is translated by me).

I have a homework problem on Meterology Physics, about a ship's Apparent Wind , and it is about the a) question and maybe i don't know well the theory to solve this problem.

(I have solved the b) & c) question)

So.. I have a solution in my mind but I am not sure if it is right.

For my solution I assume that, at the time t=0s , the particle interacts both with the Ship Wind and the True Wind, so it moves with the Apparent Wind velocity for some seconds. (And after I assume that the True Wind interacts again, so the final velocity of the particle is the velocity sum of Apparent Wind velocity and True Wind Velocity.)

Is it right to assume that the ship wind interacts with the particle?

Or is it only the True Wind that interacts with it?