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4th Edition
Andrew Pytel And Jaan Kiusalaas
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305501607
Chapter 1, Problem 1.29P
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Determine the resultant of the position vectors A and B.

Chapter 1, Problem 1.29P, Determine the resultant of the position vectors A and B.

To determine

The resultant vector.

Explanation of Solution

  

Calculation:

The given position vectors A and B are resultant vectors of P and Q, and R and S respectively.

  

P is an upward vertical vector of magnitude 1 m, Q is a horizontal vector directed towards left with magnitude 3 m, R is a downward vertical vector having magnitude 3 m, and S is a horizontal vector directed towards right having magnitude 2 m. So,

  A+B=(P+Q)+(R+S) =(P+R)+(Q+S)

From the figure P+R is a vertical vector having magnitude 31=2, and directed downwards. Similarly, Q+S is a vertical vector having magnitude 32=1, and directed toward left

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