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Z-axis components

  1. Oct 11, 2006 #1
    Hey, I'm just wondering if i need to find scalar components for a magnitude on the z-axis, do i go about the same way i would with regual x,y compenents, or is there something else that i need to do??

    and just for clarification, the z-axis is the one that makes it 3D, like it's 'popping' out at you??

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2006 #2

    quasar987

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    What is the problem specifically?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2006 #3
    the problem is:

    An acceleration vector of magnitude 9.81m/s^2 makes an angle of 75 degress with the positive z-axis. Find the scalar components of the vector parallel and perpendicular to the z-axis.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2006 #4

    quasar987

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    Then I would answer 'yes' to your original question. :-)
     
  6. Oct 12, 2006 #5
    thanks for your help
     
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