Vector Addition and Subtraction| Analytical Method| College Physics| Problem 3.15

Find the north and east components of the displacement from San Francisco to Sacramento shown in Figure 3.59.

3.59
Figure 3.59

 

SHOW SOLUTION:

North Component

The North component is given by

S_N=123\:km\:\cdot sin\left(45^{\circ} \right)=86.97\:km

East Component

The east component is

S_E=123\:km\:\cdot cos\:\left(45^{\circ} \right)=86.97\:km

 

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