Vector addition by the components method In 2-D Cartesian coordinates: , xxxxyyyyVABCVABCVABCVaAbBcCVaAbBcCVaAbBcC=±±±⇔=±±±⇔=±±±=±±±GG""""Example Three forces A= 200 N, B= 250 N, and C= 300 Nare exerted on the pinned connector through tie rods as shown. The total force on the pin can then be obtained as FABC=++GGGG. (1) Find the magnitude of the total force. (2) Also find the direction of the total force by its angle measured from the +x- direction. (3) Express the total force vector FGin vector notations by using unit vectors
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2009 for the course PHYS 2305 taught by Professor Tschang during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.