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Hello All,
I'm taking a university physics course and while dealing with the introduction to vectors I believe I'm having more trouble at drawing diagrams than with the calculations (trigonometry) and therefore not having a clear diagram is causing some confusion.
The problem is as follows: Oasis B is located 25 km east from oasis A. A camel starts from oasis A and travels 19.6 km in the direction 14.7 degrees south of east. Then it walks 8 km directly to the north. How far is the camel from oasis B?
My plan is the following:
Add the total distance the camel traveled and label it as a vector (Vector R).
Then subtract the distance the camel traveled (Vector R) from oasis a to b (Vector D).
This results in the final vector F. F = DR
I’m attaching images of my attempt, but to summarize my result I found that the camel is located Vector F: (6.05km, 3.03 km) at an angle of 333 degrees from the horizon/east.
Solution:
This actually includes the first diagram attempt, which my instructor pointed out as incorrect since I scribbled too much detail into it (huge image, not sure if it will load direct link just in case http://i.imgur.com/0jG2Yja.png?1): http://1. Homework Statement Hello All, I'm taking a university physics course and in dealing with the introduction to vectors I believe I'm having more trouble at drawing diagrams than with the calculations (trigonometry) and therefore not having a clear diagram is causing some confusion. The problem is as follows: Oasis B is located 25 km east from oasis A. A camel starts from oasis A and travels 19.6 km in the direction 14.7 degrees south of east. Then it walks 8 km directly to the north. How far is the camel from oasis B? My plan is the following: Add the total distance the camel traveled and label it as a vector (Vector R). Then subtract the distance the camel traveled (Vector R) from oasis a to b (Vector D). This results in the final vector F. I’m attaching images of my attempted solutions, but to summarize my result I found that the camel is located Vector F: (6.05km, 3.03 km) at an angle of 333 degrees from the horizon/east. Solution: This actually includes the first diagram attempt which my instructor pointed out as incorrect since I scribbled too much detail into it. [ATTACH=full]199655[/ATTACH]
I'm taking a university physics course and while dealing with the introduction to vectors I believe I'm having more trouble at drawing diagrams than with the calculations (trigonometry) and therefore not having a clear diagram is causing some confusion.
The problem is as follows: Oasis B is located 25 km east from oasis A. A camel starts from oasis A and travels 19.6 km in the direction 14.7 degrees south of east. Then it walks 8 km directly to the north. How far is the camel from oasis B?
My plan is the following:
Add the total distance the camel traveled and label it as a vector (Vector R).
Then subtract the distance the camel traveled (Vector R) from oasis a to b (Vector D).
This results in the final vector F. F = DR
I’m attaching images of my attempt, but to summarize my result I found that the camel is located Vector F: (6.05km, 3.03 km) at an angle of 333 degrees from the horizon/east.
Solution:
This actually includes the first diagram attempt, which my instructor pointed out as incorrect since I scribbled too much detail into it (huge image, not sure if it will load direct link just in case http://i.imgur.com/0jG2Yja.png?1): http://1. Homework Statement Hello All, I'm taking a university physics course and in dealing with the introduction to vectors I believe I'm having more trouble at drawing diagrams than with the calculations (trigonometry) and therefore not having a clear diagram is causing some confusion. The problem is as follows: Oasis B is located 25 km east from oasis A. A camel starts from oasis A and travels 19.6 km in the direction 14.7 degrees south of east. Then it walks 8 km directly to the north. How far is the camel from oasis B? My plan is the following: Add the total distance the camel traveled and label it as a vector (Vector R). Then subtract the distance the camel traveled (Vector R) from oasis a to b (Vector D). This results in the final vector F. I’m attaching images of my attempted solutions, but to summarize my result I found that the camel is located Vector F: (6.05km, 3.03 km) at an angle of 333 degrees from the horizon/east. Solution: This actually includes the first diagram attempt which my instructor pointed out as incorrect since I scribbled too much detail into it. [ATTACH=full]199655[/ATTACH]
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