Question #2653

A vector C = [ 10 m , 30 degree ] and vector D = [ 25 m , 130 degree ]

Use the algebraic ( components) method to find the magnitude and direction of the sum R = C + D ?

Use the algebraic ( components) method to find the magnitude and direction of the sum R = C + D ?

Expert's answer

The angle between the given vectors is 130-30 = 100 degree. From the Law of cosines the magnitude is

R^{2} = 10^{2} + 25^{2} - 2*10*25*cos (100) = 811.82 m^{2}

R = 28.5 m

Using the law of Sinuses we can find the angle between R and C:

28.5/sin100 = 25/sinx , sinx = 0.86, x = 60 degrees.

Thus the direction of the vector R is 180-60 + 30 = 150 degree.

Answer: 28.5 m, 150 degree.

R

R = 28.5 m

Using the law of Sinuses we can find the angle between R and C:

28.5/sin100 = 25/sinx , sinx = 0.86, x = 60 degrees.

Thus the direction of the vector R is 180-60 + 30 = 150 degree.

Answer: 28.5 m, 150 degree.

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