Force applied on the barge by each horse = (F cos θ)
Two workhorses tow a barge along a straight canal. Each horse exerts a constant force of magnitude F, and the tow ropes make an angle θ with the direction of motion of the horses and the barge. Each horse is traveling at a constant speed v
(a) How much work W is done by each horse in a time t? Express the work in terms of the quantities given in the problem introduction.
(b) How much power P does each horse provide? Express your answer in terms of the quantities given in the problem introduction.
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