An object of mass 5 kg is acted upon by two perpendicular forces 8 N and 6 N. Give the magnitude and direction of the acceleration of the object?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the perpendicular direction be x and y, with.

The net force  is shown, since it is a vector.
Magnitude


Let  make angle  with x-direction.
Then, 
 so,  makes angle  with x-direction.
Since, the acceleration has the same direction.
Magnitude

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM