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Differences Between Different Direction Notations

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1
    So I get that [25 degrees North of East] is a line that is 25 degrees above the east axis.

    But what about [E25S]

    Is that [25 degrees South of East]
    or [25 degrees East of South]

    My teacher says that [E25S] is [25 degrees East of South]

    but based on that notation I think it is [25 degrees South of East]

    Please help me determine this because he has deducted marks for it. Any credible internet sources would be helpful.
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  3. Nov 5, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Here's at least one site that agrees with you: Vectors
    Good luck!
  4. Nov 5, 2008 #3
    wait so does that mean it can be interpreted either way? based on your experiences which is correct?
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