Register to reply

Direction of Equilibrant

by ahrog
Tags: direction, equilibrant
Share this thread:
Nov23-08, 09:13 PM
P: 47
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 46 N force acts S32oW while a 56 N force acts S40oE. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the equilibrant.

2. Relevant equations

Not really sure...

3. The attempt at a solution

Well, I got the answer for the magnitude. I used C2=a2 + b2 - 2abcosC and I got 60 N.

But I do not understand how to get the direction. An explanation would greatly help!
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Physical constant is constant even in strong gravitational fields
Montreal VR headset team turns to crowdfunding for Totem
Researchers study vital 'on/off switches' that control when bacteria turn deadly
Nov24-08, 03:17 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
P: 4,980
This page may help you.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Direction of magnetic field and direction of current General Physics 16
Magnitude and direction of change in velocity. Dont know how to get direction. Introductory Physics Homework 3
Direction of acceleration when direction of moving particle changes by 90 degrees? Introductory Physics Homework 6
Equilibrant force Introductory Physics Homework 2
Finding the direction vector with only direction angles.. Calculus & Beyond Homework 1