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Vector Scalar Product and KE questions

  1. Jun 13, 2006 #1
    Just a few questions from this set I have to do, I missed the class on these topics so I'm just a little confused with these last few problems.


    Concerning sets 38-39, and 40-41, I've grasped how to scalar multiply these vectors, but not how to find the angle it seems, wondering if anybody can check those out. as for the last set, i was able to find the first answer with k=.5*m*v^2, but I'm not sure what the second question is asking. I missed the class on these topics (accelerated physics in the summer, awfully bad to miss a class). thanks in advance!
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  3. Jun 13, 2006 #2
    I believe the formula you need to use is something like:

    cos(theta) = (a * b)/(|a||b|)

    Where * is the dot product of a and b.
  4. Jun 13, 2006 #3
    aye, i wroked those angles out, inverse cosine.
    edit: i've figured out all the problems, thanks for the help everyone.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2006
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