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Vector resolution

  1. Jun 8, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    hey, we just had our engineering math exam and one of the questions wanted us to resolve 3 force vectors (find the magnitude). I dont remember the exact values but it was something like F_1=1i-j+2k F_2=3i+j+3k and F_3=-2i+j+k all i could think to do was add up the i j and k components and then square and add and take the square root of that. just wandering whether that is the right procedure or not????????/

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  3. Jun 8, 2010 #2
    Are you asked to find the magnitude of each vector?
  4. Jun 8, 2010 #3
    no the resultant magnitude
  5. Jun 8, 2010 #4
    Then what you did is correct. First, you find the resultant force. Then calculate its magnitude.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  6. Jun 8, 2010 #5
    it was meant to be a relatively easy question (only worth 5 marks) i was just unsure because of how easy it was. thanks again
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