Here we continue our work on Vector applications. We will use some given information to derive a velocity (resultant speed) and some direction angle for this given problem. This answer will be formulated using the i and j component form.
Here I solve a Resultant Vector problem where there are 2 forces acting on an object. This is part 1 of a 2 part lecture on popular uses for vectors in problem solving and to show how to calculate the combined force exerted on an object under ideal conditions.
In the third part of this lecture, we will be culminating our new-found knowledge to derive a 2d Vector given only the magnitude and direction in word problem form. To be able to answer these style of questions there will be some instruction provided that goes “in detail” about the component make up of a Vector. I will explain the component parts (x,y) and their associated meanings. This will give a clear and intuitive understanding of how to provide a logical answer when faced with a similar question (usually in a Physics setting).