1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Use Newton's third law to explain how a rower makes his rowing boat move forward through the water. 2. Relevant equations no equations required 3. The attempt at a solution According to Newton's third law, there is a reaction force for every action force. In this case, the action force of the rower using the paddle to push the water has a reaction force of the water pushing back on the boat with an equal but opposite force, propelling the boat forward. Is this correct?