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Unformatted text preview: % a. What is the parallel component of the force on the sled? Store this % value in a variable called "parallel_force". % b. Use "parallel_force" to calculate the work done on the sled. Store % this value in the variable "WorkOnSled". % % Note: the MATLAB functions sin() and cos() take angles in radians. You % will need to convert the given angle to radians before using it in the % sin() or cos() function. % angle_ground_radians=7.*pi./36; %converted the given 35 degree angle to radians by multiplying 35 by pi/180 force_string_N=45; parallel_force=force_string_N.*cos(angle_ground_radians) %the parallel force is the horizontal part of the right triangle made by the rope distance_m=20; WorkOnSled=parallel_force.*distance_m %do not have to incorporate cos because the parallel force is used, making the angle 0 degrees, cos(0)=1...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course CS 1371 taught by Professor Stallworth during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Spring '08