(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

okay i dont have the exact problem in front of me right now but it went something like this: they gave the force, F, which equaled 500 N. for part a they said to express in terms of a magnitude times a unit vector. for part b they wanted the force expressed in orthogonal terms.

another note: the force makes equal angles with respect the x,y,z axis'

(theta x = theta y = theta z)

the only value given is that of the force.

2. Relevant equations

F = to the magnitude times unit vector

3. The attempt at a solution

a) F being 500 N

F = magnitude of F times e

e being the unit vector

b) for part be would it simply be

F = magnitude of F times (ei + ej + ek)

i know the question was just paraphrased but is that what its asking for?

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# Homework Help: Is this a trick question or is it just that simple? (magnitude and unit vector)

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