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    Force in different directions, magnitude of acceleration?

    You've calculated the magnitude correctly, but you may have made a mistake in calculating the direction. Cardinal directions typically hold due north as 0º and increase going clockwise. The "triangle" formed by these acceleration vectors-- if represented on the x-y plane where +y is north and +x...
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    Trying to derive equation for acceleration in spherical coordinate system

    Homework Statement I was trying to figure out how to derive acceleration in spherical coordinates, and I realized that I need to find the projection of each spherical unit vector [ e(r), e(θ), and e(φ)] onto each Cartesian unit vector [î, j, and k], but I'm not quite sure as to how to do that...