1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Jim walks 100m due south, 60m due east, and then 20m due north. What is his net displacement (both magnitude and direction)? 2. Relevant equations I know how to find the net displacement by the magnitude of the distance... using the d = sq. rt ( (x2-x1)^2 + (y2-y1)^2 ) but i dont know how to express the direction? PLEASE HELP!! 3. The attempt at a solution
Draw the path on graph paper then draw a line back to the start - the direction is just the angle of this line ( usually given from the horizontal x axis ) The magnitude is the length of this line.