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F=ma calculation in vector format

by rugapark
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Jan10-09, 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 ?

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Jan10-09, 12:14 PM
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Looks good to me. I assume i, j and k are unit vectors in 3 perpendicular directions.
Jan10-09, 12:40 PM
P: 159
yep, thats fine

Jan10-09, 12:53 PM
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F=ma calculation in vector format

brilliant, thanks for that guys.

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