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A river is flowing due east with a speed 3m/s. A swimmer can swim in still water at a speed of 4 m/s (Fig. 4.8).

(a) If swimmer starts swimming due north, what will be his resultant velocity (magnitude and direction)?

(b) If he wants to start from point A on south bank and reach opposite point B on north bank,

(a) which direction should he swim?

(b) what will be his resultant speed?

(c) From two different cases as mentioned in (a) and (b) above, in which case will he reach opposite bank in shorter time?

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(a) 5m/s at 37° to N.

(b) tan-1 ( ) tan (3/7) of N, (ii) 7 m/s

(c) in case (i) he reaches the opposite bank in shortest time.

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