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Mon August 13, 2012 By: Jayagopal Tr Thoppil Raman

a vector of magnitude a is acting in the north east direction. resolve it into two components along north and east.

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Tue August 14, 2012
since the vector X of magnitude 'a' is in north east direction so it makes an angle of 45 degree to the east direction. so its component to the east direction will be: a cos 45
and to north direction will be a sin 45
(compare north with y axis and east with x axis)
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