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Horizontal and Vertical Components of a Force Vector problem example

A force of 46.3 pounds is applied at an angle of 34.8º to the horizontal. Resolve the force into horizontal and vertical components.

 

Solution to this Horizontal Vertical Components of a Force Vector word practice problem is provided in the video below!



 

HARD Parallel Perpendicular Weight Vector Components to Surface word problem

A weight of 75 pounds is resting on a surface inclined at an angle of 25º to the ground. Find the components of the weight parallel and perpendicular to the surface.

 

Solution to this Parallel Perpendicular Weight Vector Components word practice problem is provided in the video below!



 

VERY HARD Resultant Force Vector example question

Find the resultant of two forces, one with magnitude 155 pounds and direction N50ºW, and a second with magnitude 305 pounds and direction S55ºW.

 

Solution to this Resultant Force Vector word practice problem is provided in the video below!



 

Plane Wind vector example problem

An airplane has an airspeed of 430 miles per hour at a bearing of E45ºS (45 degrees South of East). The wind velocity is 35 miles per hour in the direction of N30ºE (30 degrees East of North). Find the ground speed and true course of the plane using vectors.

 

Solution to this Plane Wind vector word practice problem is provided in the video below!



 




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