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Homework Help: Find Vector Equilbrant

  1. Aug 28, 2011 #1
    Find Vector Equilibrant

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Add 100 N 0 deg and 200 N 90 deg

    2. Relevant equations

    Resultant results of R= 223.6 63.4 deg

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have found the resultant, no idea how to calculate the Equilibrant.

    HELP Please
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011
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  3. Aug 28, 2011 #2


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    Right now, my computer shows Equilbrant with a red squiggle under it, indicating incorrect spelling. What word were you trying for here?
  4. Aug 29, 2011 #3


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    Did you by chance mean the Cartesian Equivalent? (100, 200) ?
  5. Aug 29, 2011 #4
    Don't know what a Cartesian Equivalent is, but the correct spelling is Equilibrant.

    Basically, getting back to where I started, I quess.
  6. Aug 29, 2011 #5


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    Equilibrant (still get the red squiggles), a vector with the same magnitude as the resultant with opposite direction.
  7. Aug 29, 2011 #6
    I was able to figure out the process for the Resultant through a convoluted process of using a Vector Adding script then backed into the steps with other data I found on the web.

    This actually helped to have the answer since I was able to trial/error the process. Next fun task was building a Excel step by step for my son; now he needs to memorize the formulas.
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