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The Landing School
What is Physics?
Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other.
Physics: Newton's Laws of Motion
Review Newton's Laws of Motion. Why? Because sailing a boat calls for knowledge of Newton's laws of motion, forces, and sailing principles such as the angle of the sails with respect to wind direction. Because designing a boat calls for a knowledge of Newton's Laws of Motion.
Kahn Academy provides a free physics tutorial. Simply register and you will have access. Yacht Design instructors have carefully chosen the following links to help you refresh or extend your skills for success in their program. Although these concepts are covered in class, a review will give you a head start.