1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Vectors homework help

  1. Oct 20, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    anybody who is good at physics i need your help

    An airplane is traveling 755 km/h in a direction 41.5° west of north.

    Find the components of the velocity vector in the northerly and westerly directions?

    How far north and how far west has the plane traveled after 3.00 h?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    i am not sure what formula to use to solve this
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2
    Re: vectors

    Hint: When stuck, draw a picture.

    From your sketch, decompose the vector into components using trig...Work from there to solve the problem.

    Hope that helps.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?