Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 4 - For Thought and Discussion: 8

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This has to do with Newton's law regarding equal and opposite forces. When you are pushing the water backward with the paddle, there is an equal an opposite force acting on the paddle. Thus, as the water goes backward, the canoe goes forward.
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