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

A radar station locates a ship in distress at horizontal range 16.0 km and bearing 136°clockwisefrom north. From the same station a rescue plane is at horizontal range 19.6 km, 148°clockwisefrom north, with elevation 1.80 km.

(a) Write the vector displacement from plane to ship, letting i represent east, j north, and k up.

2. Relevant equations

Vector Displacement - A=A(x)i+A(y)j+A(z)k

I also converted the polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates.

x=r*cos(theta)

y=r*sin(theta)

x1 = -11.5094

y1 = -11.1145

x2 = -16.6217

y2 = -10.3864

3. The attempt at a solution

So far this is what I have.......

vector displacement = (-11.5094 + -16.6217)i + (-11.1145 + -10.3864)j + (1.80)k

I have a feeling though that I am not doing something right. Could someone please double check. Thanks

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Vector displacement equation trouble

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