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Homework Help: Force Vector Directed Along A Line

  1. Sep 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    As shown, the cable OA exerts a force on point O of F = Fx(i) + Fy(j) + Fz(k).
    If the cable's length is a, what are the x, y, and z coordinates of A in terms of a, Fx, Fy, Fz.


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am really not sure how to go about this. Please help!
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  3. Sep 20, 2009 #2


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    Hi camino! :smile:

    (try using the X2 tag just above the Reply box :wink:)

    Hint: you know that a is parallel to (Fx,Fy,Fz) :wink:
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