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

The question si the make a rotation of axis to elmininate the cross-product term in the work i provided in this pic: http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9579/untitledtu4.png [Broken]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I've drawn of the example in the pic i've given a link.

my questions:

how do i know that 2 theta = pi/3 and theta is pi/6

where does the sqrt(3)/2 and 1/2 come from?

i know there is some kind of 30/60/90 triangle going on here i think.

can someone please help me understand where the numbers are coming from.

if you expand the pic its MUCH easier to view.

thankyou.

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# Homework Help: Rotation of axis quesion

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