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why does a small boat drift back if you jump from it to the bank?
Question asked by: roseyg

Asked on: 04 Mar 2010

This is Newton's laws in action - the action and reaction specifically, if you jump out then the boat experiences a force in the equal and opposite direction and this is what accounts for the perceived motion of the boat after you have jumped out of it onto the ground.
By: artiste
Replied at: 07 Mar 2010
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