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Homework Help: Circular mass, finding multiple variables

  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1
    A 4.0 N and 3.0 N force act simultaneously on a circular mass of .25 kg, initially at rest floating in space.

    a) Find the net force acting on the mass (magnitude and direction)

    I found the netforce (Resultant) = 5N

    b) Find the acceleration of the mass, magnitude and direction.
    The acceleration is 20m/s^2 am I right?
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  3. Feb 1, 2012 #2


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    if the two original forces were perpendicular, then yes :wink:
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