2 Dimensional Motion
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A sailboat is traveling east at 5.0m/s. A sudden gust of wind gives the boat an acceleration a =(0.80m/s^2) (40 north of east).
2. Relevant equations
What is the boat's speed 6\;s later when the gust subsides?
I know the answer is 9.21m/s, but I am having difficulty breaking down the acceleration into its components. How would you start this problem and do I need to find Ax and Ay or am i going about this the wrong way.
3. The attempt at a solution
So far I have
Vx0= 5m/s
Vy0= 0m/s
t=6s
Ax=?
Ay=?
and Think the equation I need to use is Vx= Vx0+Axt then do the same for Y
and combine the two .
