1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min 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!

Resulting force and velocity help

  1. Jan 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A force of 50N at 90 degrees and a force of 50N at 0 degrees act on an object, what is the magnitude and direction of the resultant force?

    2. Relevant equations
    For the x and y component, I've used the cos and sin formula for previous problems but I'm not sure how to figure this out. An example would be great.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    See I'm not sure if I should start it like before with multiplying the degrees with cos/sin and whatnot.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2015
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 8, 2015 #2

    BvU

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Make a drawing ! sin and cos still apply and are really easy with these angles.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2015 #3

    CWatters

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Have you been shown the head to tail method of adding vectors?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Resulting force and velocity help
  1. Resultant force help (Replies: 6)

  2. Resultant force help! (Replies: 1)

Loading...