Asked in Boats and WatercraftEverglades National Park
Boats and Watercraft
Everglades National Park
How do airboats in the everglades obtain the mechanical energy that moves the boat forward?
October 01, 2009 2:27AM
The propeller pushes large quantities of air backwards, i.e.
imparts momentum to masses of air.
Since momentum is conserved, the boat acquires momentum in the opposite direction, i.e. forward.
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