Vectors (Physics/Math)
posted by Logan on .
Vector A has a magnitude of 18 (in some unspecified units) and makes an angle of 25 with the x axis, and a vector B has a length of 24 and makes an angle of 70 with the x axis. Find the components of the vector C in the following:
(a) C = A + B
Cx =
Cy =
(b) C = A  B
Cx=
Cy=

(a) θ=25° φ=70°
Cx = Ax + Bx = Acos(θ) + Bcos(φ)
=18cos(25)+24cos(70)
= 16.31 + 8.21
= 24.52
Cy = Ay + By = Asin(θ) + Bsin(φ)
= 18sin(25)+24sin(70)
= 7.61 + 22.55
= 30.16
(b) similar to (a), but subtract instead of add.