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Physics ch04

# Physics ch04

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1. (a) The magnitude of
is
5.0 + ( + 2.0 = 6.2 m.
22
30
2
.)
(b) A sketch is shown. The coordinate values are in meters.

2. Wherever the length unit is not specified (in this solution), the unit meter should beunderstood.(a) The position vector, according to Eq. 4-1, is
ˆˆ= (5.0 m) i + (8.0 m)j
.(b) The magnitude is
222222
|| = + + =(5.0)(8.0)0= 9.4 m.
r x y z
+ +
(c) Many calculators have polar
rectangular conversion capabilities which make thiscomputation more efficient than what is shown below. Noting that the vector lies in the
xy
plane, we are using Eq. 3-6:
1
8.0= tan = 58 or 1225.0
θ
° °
where we choose the latter possibility (122° measured counterclockwise from the +
x
direction) since the signs of the components imply the vector is in the second quadrant.(d) In the interest of saving space, we omit the sketch. The vector is 32° counterclockwisefrom the +
y
direction, where the +
y
direction is assumed to be (as is standard) +90°counterclockwise from +
x
, and the +
z
direction would therefore be “out of the paper.”(e) The displacement is
r
=
where
is given in part (a) and
ˆ= 3.0i.
Therefore,
ˆˆ= 8.0i8.0j
(in meters).(f) The magnitude of the displacement is
22
|| = (8.0) + (8.0) = 11 m.
(g) The angle for the displacement, using Eq. 3-6, is found from
1
8.0tan = 45 or 1358.0
° °
where we choose the former possibility (-45°, which means 45° measured clockwise from+
x
, or 315° counterclockwise from +
x
) since the signs of the components imply thevector is in the fourth quadrant.

3. The initial position vector
o
satisfies
r r
=
o
, which results in
o
ˆˆˆˆˆˆˆˆ(3.0j4.0k)(2.0i3.0j6.0k)2.0i6.0j10
r r
= = + = +
where the understood unit is meters.

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