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# Help with a mechanics question watch

1. Hi all,
I got this question as part of a worksheet for mechanics, but the lecture was cancelled, and the only materials provided to help werent very useful. Any guidance on how to go about solving (ii)?

As always, thanks a ton in advance
2. (Original post by thomoski2)
Hi all,
I got this question as part of a worksheet for mechanics, but the lecture was cancelled, and the only materials provided to help werent very useful. Any guidance on how to go about solving (ii)?

As always, thanks a ton in advance
The component of in the direction of is where is the angle between and . This is just trig. But by definition , from which the component of in the direction of is given by
3. (Original post by old_engineer)
The component of in the direction of is where is the angle between and . This is just trig. But by definition , from which the component of in the direction of is given by
Could you put that in an example?
4. (Original post by thomoski2)
Could you put that in an example?
In part (i) of the question you have already found and have been told that . The component of in the direction of is the second of these divided by the first.

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