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3D statics problem

  1. Oct 12, 2013 #1
    Hi again. Can somebody guide me in find the direction angles of the vector force given below?
     

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  3. Oct 12, 2013 #2
    You would use trigonometry to break up the force into it's components in the x,y and z direction, then just solve for the missing angle using those functions
     
  4. Oct 12, 2013 #3
    I'm having difficulty in breaking up the force into its x component.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2013 #4
    Are you trying to solve for the angle in the x direction?
     
  6. Oct 12, 2013 #5
    The x, y, z direction angles.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2013 #6
    I'm guessing this force doesn't have x conponent.
    Fy=-500cos45 and Fz=-500cos60
    Are those components correct?
     
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