You fly in a straight line in still air in the direction south of west. (a) Find the distances you would have to fly due south and then due west to arrive at the same point. (b) Find the distances you would have to fly first in a direction south of west and then in a direction west of north. Note these are the components of the displacement along a different set of axes—namely, the one rotated by with respect to the axes in (a).
Rectangular coordinates of a point are given by (2, y) and its polar coordinates are given by . Find y and r.
If the polar coordinates of a point are and its rectangular coordinates are , determine the polar coordinates of the following points: (a) (−x, y), (b) (−2x, −2y), and (c) (3x, −3y).
Vectors and have identical magnitudes of 5.0 units. Find the angle between them if .
Starting at the island of Moi in an unknown archipelago, a fishing boat makes a round trip with two stops at the islands of Noi and Poi. It sails from Moi for 4.76 nautical miles (nmi) in a direction north of east to Noi. From Noi, it sails west of north to Poi. On its return leg from Poi, it sails east of south. What distance does the boat sail between Noi and Poi? What distance does it sail between Moi and Poi? Express your answer both in nautical miles and in kilometers. Note: 1 nmi = 1852 m.
An air traffic controller notices two signals from two planes on the radar monitor. One plane is at altitude 800 m and in a 19.2-km horizontal distance to the tower in a direction south of west. The second plane is at altitude 1100 m and its horizontal distance is 17.6 km and south of west. What is the distance between these planes?
Show that when , then , where is the angle between vectors and .
Four force vectors each have the same magnitude f. What is the largest magnitude the resultant force vector may have when these forces are added? What is the smallest magnitude of the resultant? Make a graph of both situations.
A skater glides along a circular path of radius 5.00 m in clockwise direction. When he coasts around one-half of the circle, starting from the west point, find (a) the magnitude of his displacement vector and (b) how far he actually skated. (c) What is the magnitude of his displacement vector when he skates all the way around the circle and comes back to the west point?
A stubborn dog is being walked on a leash by its owner. At one point, the dog encounters an interesting scent at some spot on the ground and wants to explore it in detail, but the owner gets impatient and pulls on the leash with force along the leash. (a) What is the magnitude of the pulling force? (b) What angle does the leash make with the vertical?
If the velocity vector of a polar bear is , how fast and in what geographic direction is it heading? Here, and are directions to geographic east and north, respectively.
Find the scalar components of three-dimensional vectors and in the following figure and write the vectors in vector component form in terms of the unit vectors of the axes.
A diver explores a shallow reef off the coast of Belize. She initially swims 90.0 m north, makes a turn to the east and continues for 200.0 m, then follows a big grouper for 80.0 m in the direction north of east. In the meantime, a local current displaces her by 150.0 m south. Assuming the current is no longer present, in what direction and how far should she now swim to come back to the point where she started?
A force vector has x- and y-components, respectively, of −8.80 units of force and 15.00 units of force. The x- and y-components of force vector are, respectively, 13.20 units of force and −6.60 units of force. Find the components of force vector that satisfies the vector equation .
Vectors and are two orthogonal vectors in the xy-plane and they have identical magnitudes. If , find .
For the three-dimensional vectors in the following figure, find (a) , (b) , and (c) .
Show that is the volume of the parallelepiped, with edges formed by the three vectors in the following figure.