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F=ma calculation in vector format 
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Jan1009, 12:03 PM

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I am given F=(3i + 2j + 4k) N and mass = 2kg
I need to calculate acceleration, so I plugged it into F=ma, am I right in saying (3i + 2j + 4k) = 2 a [tex]\frac{(3i + 2j + 4k)}{2}[/tex] = a therefore a = 1.5i + 1j + 2k ? cheers. 


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Jan1009, 12:14 PM

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Looks good to me. I assume i, j and k are unit vectors in 3 perpendicular directions.



#3
Jan1009, 12:40 PM

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yep, thats fine



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Jan1009, 12:53 PM

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F=ma calculation in vector format
brilliant, thanks for that guys.



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