Physics 6A Right Triangles

Physics 6A Right Triangles - These rules will often be used...

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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon Right Triangles This rule relates the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. This mnemonic device relates the sides to the angles of a right triangle: SOH sin θ = opposite/hypotenuse CAH cos θ = adjacent/hypotenuse TOA tan θ = opposite/adjacent
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Unformatted text preview: These rules will often be used with vectors. For example, if a vector V makes an angle with the horizontal, its components will be: V x = Vcos V y = Vsin V V x V y b = opposite side a = adjacent side c = hypotenuse The Pythagorean Theorem: a 2 + b 2 = c 2...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PHYS 6a taught by Professor Stanek during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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