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HW #3: 2D motion and projectiles
Due: 11:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2013
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To introduce you to vectors and the use of sine and cosine for a triangle when resolving components.Vectors are an important part of the language of science, mathematics, and engineering. They are used to discussmultivariable calculus, electrical circuits with oscillating currents, stress and strain in structures and materials, andflows of atmospheres and fluids, and they have many other applications. Resolving a vector into components is aprecursor to computing things with or about a vector quantity. Because position, velocity, acceleration, force,momentum, and angular momentum are all vector quantities, resolving vectors into components is
the most important skill
required in a mechanics course.The figure shows the components of , and , alongthe
axes of the coordinate system, respectively. Thecomponents of a vector depend on the coordinate system'sorientation, the key being the angle between the vector andthe coordinate axes, often designated .
The figure shows the standard way of measuring theangle. is measured
axis, andcounterclockwise is positive.
Express and in terms of the length of thevector and the angle , with the componentsseparated by a comma.
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