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Physic: Vector Components

  1. Oct 4, 2013 #1
    A rocket heads at an angel of 40° West of North at a speed of 150 m/s.

    A Draw the vector representing the planes flight and show the westward and northward components of it's velocity.

    b. Calculate the westward and northward components of the plane's velocity.

    Please i really need help especially with how i would have to draw.

    Thank You!
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  3. Oct 4, 2013 #2
    Did you mix parts from two different problems in your other post?
  4. Oct 4, 2013 #3
    Surely you can draw the picture yourself, can't you? Make a plus sign (+). Think of each of the four lines coming out from the center as lines on a compass. Which one will be north? Which will be west? Draw a line that is 40 degrees west from the north line.

    As for the components...this involves a little bit of trigonometry. Remember SOHCAHTOA?
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