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Engineering question!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DanGer, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Does anyone remember how to find scalar components of a vector in NONrectangular coordinates?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    As in find the scalar components of the 2 kN force on axis A and B New Picture (4).jpg
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    wired_af Clever white boy.

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    Couldn't you use the dot product of the 2kN force and the unit vector which defines the direction of lines A and B?

    If you need the answer in polar coordinates then just convert.
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    I figured it out, its just simple law of sines [​IMG]
     
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