Problem states that the object is moving North then turns and continues West. The answer on the book says final direction is SW. Shouldn't it be NW?
The value of the velocity did not change, just itsOriginally posted by Kinto
I got the velocity and the acceleration. But I am having problem with the direction. Since it's going North then it turns west. Shouldn't it be North West? The answer in the book have it as SW.
Yes the resultant velocity vector is NW but the change is SW. What textbook are you using?Originally posted by Kinto
I've used the head-to-tail method and got the squared of both velocity to get the resultant. And use the resultant velocity to get the acceleration.
Now trying to picture it. Is it accurate to say direction is southwest because during the turn, the car direction is actually moving southwest from it's original direction of North?