Resolving Forces

  • From: Dan
  • Date: 17 Feb 1999
  • Subject: Resolving Forces - sin or cos?

How can I get my sines and cosines right when resolving forces?

Maths Help suggests:

Necessary Diagram

Imagine you wanted to resolve this force F into two components.

Necessary Diagram

So, the correct components are:

Necessary Diagram

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