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Homework Help: Displacement vectors

  1. Sep 13, 2004 #1
    The minute hand on a watch is 2.0 cm in length. What is the displacement vector of the tip of the minute hand

    From 8:00 to 8:20 a.m.? Express vector r in the form r_x, r_y, where the x and y components are separated by a comma.

    and

    From 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.? Express vector r in the form r_x, r_y, where the x and y components are separated by a comma.

    I am no idea how to do these problems. could someone give some suggestions as to how to begin?
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2004 #2

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    [tex]\vec r(t) = \hat i L \sin \left( 2 \pi \frac {T}{12} \right) + \hat j L \cos \left( 2 \pi \frac {T}{12} \right)[/tex]

    where L is the length of the minute hand and T is the time measured in hours.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2004 #3
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