1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Finding component weight and angle measurements

  1. Jan 18, 2010 #1
    Now I know you can't outright give me the answer to this question but some useful tips would be appreciated as this is my first time taking physics. Thank you.


    A boulder of weight w rests on a hillside that rises at a constant angle x above the horizontal. Its weight is a force on the boulder that has direction vertically downward. In terms of w and x , what is the component of the weight of the boulder in the direction parallel to the surface of the hill? What is the component of the weight in the direction perpendicular to the surface of the hill? Express your answers in terms of w and x.
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Finding component weight and angle measurements
Loading...