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Vectors: #° true

  1. Oct 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have a vector word search that works by using vectors to find each letter on a coordinate plane. Each letter is obtained by using the current letter location and following the given vector to arrive at the new letter. Vectors are given as magnitude in a direction like "5 units E" or 4.2 units 11° W of S." There is a third direction as "23° true." What does this mean?


    2. Relevant equations
    Trigonometry equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Attempting the word search and ending up outside the coordinate plane.
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2009 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi 312213! :smile:

    I guess :redface: "º true" means "degrees from North" …

    so it would be the same as what a sailor means by "a bearing of 23º".
     
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