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Vector Problem

  1. Feb 7, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Vector B is given in polar notation as (6,-130degrees). In rectangular notation vector B is what?

    2. Relevant equations
    For this problem, take all angles between -180 and +180.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I got an answer or -3.85 and -4.59. However they were the wrong answers. I suspect it has something to do with the all angles between -180 and +180 part. I took (6,50degrees) and put it in the calc. and got that answer -3.85 and -4.59. What am i doing wrong????
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  3. Feb 7, 2007 #2


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    What exactly did you do?
  4. Feb 7, 2007 #3
    I put [6,50degrees] in the calculator and solved it for rectangular notation. Which should give me the x and y values of the rectangular notation.
  5. Feb 7, 2007 #4


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    If you use calculators to solve your problems, you'll never know how to solve them, right? So, what is the relation between polar and rectangular coordinates?
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