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Homework Help: Converting to component form help.

  1. Feb 15, 2009 #1
    Let A = (4.6 m, 20[tex]^{}o[/tex] south of east)

    How do I write this in compnent form? I know if it were (4.6m, North) is would simply be (0,4.6), but otherwise, how would I calculate this?
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2009 #2
    To find the components, 20 degrees south of east is just 20 degrees below due east. Therefore, the x-component will be 4.6*cos(20) and the y-component will be 4.6*sin(20).
     
  4. Feb 15, 2009 #3
    Great! Thanks!
     
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