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a−b = 2 +2 = 2 2 ( )( ) PHY 2048 Spring 2014 – Acosta, Rinzler Exam 1 solutions Problem 3 Four vectors are expressed in terms of a magnitude and an angle measured counter clockwise from the x axis: A: 6.0 m at 0° B: 3.0 m at 60° C: 9.0 m at 135° D: 6.0 m at 240° What is the x component (or y component) of the sum of these four vectors? (1) 3.8m (2)  1.9m (3) 16.9m (4) 6.2m (5)  9.0m Separately compute the x and y components of each vector: Ax = 6 cos 0 = 6
Bx = 3 cos 60! = 1.5 C x = 9 cos135! = −6.36 Dx = 6 cos 240! = −3
Sum = −1.86 Ay = 6 sin 0 = 0
By = 3 sin 60! = 2.6
C y = 9 sin 135! = 6.36 Dy = 6 sin 240! = −5.2 Sum = 3.76 Problem 4 Antarctica is roughly semicircular, with a radius of 2000 km. In a particular year the new snow that falls on the continent has an average thickness of T = 5.0 cm (or 10cm, or 15cm) (see figu...
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