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Unformatted text preview: Forces Part One.notebook September 23, 2009 When we are trying to determine the resultant force, it is often most convenient to resolve each of the forces into two (perpendicular) components:
horizontal component (xcomponent)
vertical component (ycomponent) horizontal vertical We are often given a vector in terms of its magnitude and its direction. Using our knowledge of trigonometry, we can resolve the vector into its horizontal and vertical components.
In general, we're used to the following: But the referen...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2013 for the course CALCULUS MCV4U taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '13 term at Ccmc School.
- Spring '13