A car is driven east for a distance of 49 km, then north for 35 km, and then in a direction 33° east of north for 27 km. Draw the vector diagram and determine the total displacement of the car from its starting point.
What is the magnitude and direction?
physics - drwls, Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 1:41am
We don't do graphs.
Add the three displacement vectors to get the total displacement.
I recommend adding the x (east) and y (north) components for the total displacement vector. You won't need a vector diagram to answer the problem (unless you really have to turn one in).
physics - Anonymous, Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 5:03am
A CAR IS 150 KM FROM EAST TO NORTH THE MAGNITUDE IS 13.4