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Homework Help: Basic Statics problem with scalar components and force

  1. Aug 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Determine the scalar components Ra and Rb of the force R along the nonrectangular axes a and Also determine the orthogonal projection Pa of R onto axis a.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried setup rectangular coordinate but that didn't work well. I also tried to find the magnitude but that didn't seem to work either.

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  3. Aug 27, 2010 #2
    Please guide me, thank you.
  4. Aug 27, 2010 #3


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    Show what you tried.

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