Hi, I have a system of forces which is showed in the following picture:
The exercise says: A force F produces an acceleration of 5 m/s^2 when it acts on a particle of mass m. Calculate the acceleration of the particle when subjected to the forces as shown in the image, for the following cases: alpha: 90, alpha: 45.
As you can see, I did not give the values of both F or m.
Results: The acceleration must be 7.1 m/s^2 to 90 ° and 9.2 m/s^2 to 45 °, that is, the smaller the angle the bigger the acceleration.
The Attempt at a Solution
I think I have to use Pitagoras, using the 2 Fs as the legs and the resultant force will be the hypotenuse?