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Find the components N[itex]_{x}[/itex] and N[itex]_{y}[/itex] of vector N in the tilted cooridinate system.

cosθ = adg/hyp and sinθ= opp/hyp

The correct answer is supposed to be

N[itex]_{x}[/itex] = -Nsinθ and N[itex]_{y}[/itex] = Ncosθ

The error is on the component vector N[itex]_{x}[/itex].

How do you find the component vectors and come up with a negative for N[itex]_{x}[/itex]?

**1. Homework Statement**Find the components N[itex]_{x}[/itex] and N[itex]_{y}[/itex] of vector N in the tilted cooridinate system.

**2. Homework Equations**cosθ = adg/hyp and sinθ= opp/hyp

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**The correct answer is supposed to be

N[itex]_{x}[/itex] = -Nsinθ and N[itex]_{y}[/itex] = Ncosθ

The error is on the component vector N[itex]_{x}[/itex].

How do you find the component vectors and come up with a negative for N[itex]_{x}[/itex]?

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