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How do you do this vector problem?

  1. Sep 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine the x and y components of the following three vectors in the xy plane.
    (a) A 9-m displacement vector that makes an angle of 35° clockwise from the +y direction.
    x: in m
    y: in m

    (b) A 25-m/s velocity vector that makes an angle of 45° counterclockwise from the -x direction.
    x: in m/s
    y: in m/s

    (c) A 49-lb. force vector that makes an angle of 140° counterclockwise from the -y direction.
    x: in lb
    y: in lb


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2009 #2

    lewando

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    Some things to do:
    1. Search through your physics texbook for an example to get the relevant equations.
    2. Draw a picture of each problem.
    3. Give it a shot--I'm curious where the breakdown is. We can get through this.
     
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