Displacement| Vector Addition and Subtraction: Graphical Method| Two-Dimensional Kinematics| College Physics Problem 3.3

Find the north and east components of the displacement for the hikers shown in Figure 3.52.

3.3

SOLUTION:

The North-component is given by

s_{north}=\left(5.0\:km\right)sin\:\left(40.0\right)^{\circ}

s_{north}=3.21\:km

The East-component is given by

s_{east}=\left(5.0\:km\right)cos\left(40.0\right)^{\circ}

s_{east}=3.83\:km

 

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