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Jonnyb42

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I am reading a book, and I see the following mathematical statements:

[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/Untitled2.bmp

and I have worked it out and it makes sense.

Then another statement comes up, regarding the radial

[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/Untitled.bmp

This second equation does not make sense to me, when I work it out myself, using the first equation which I had successfully worked out, I arrive at the right side but missing the term:

[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/term.bmp

I know I am not providing much information as to what the equation is expressing, that is because what I am asking is primarily mathematical. These are vectors. OH one thing to know however, in the book they define vectors with the up-arrow/hat as soley direction, (magnitude 1) and the vectors with arrows pointing to the side as normal vectors, and corresponding letters without anything overhead is magnitude.

Thanks for any help.

[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/Untitled2.bmp

and I have worked it out and it makes sense.

Then another statement comes up, regarding the radial

*acceleration*this time:[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/Untitled.bmp

This second equation does not make sense to me, when I work it out myself, using the first equation which I had successfully worked out, I arrive at the right side but missing the term:

[PLAIN]http://mynqa.com/Cargo/term.bmp

**where does this middle term come from?**I know I am not providing much information as to what the equation is expressing, that is because what I am asking is primarily mathematical. These are vectors. OH one thing to know however, in the book they define vectors with the up-arrow/hat as soley direction, (magnitude 1) and the vectors with arrows pointing to the side as normal vectors, and corresponding letters without anything overhead is magnitude.

Thanks for any help.

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