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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Is my method correct or was I reading the problem wrong?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
http://www.scribd.com/doc/86313887/Problem6
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't understand what they mean by "equally inclined to the positive ends of the orthogonal axis," but your methodology looks correct and complete.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You're totally wrong.... sorry
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Just kidding. Your method is correct and you get the right answer. Congratulations.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@eashmore my instructor writes all of these problems and this was the practice final exam. I think he wanted to make the questions as hard as possible. He wanted us to work backwards (r crossed with F = moment, so find the components of F). Equally inclined means this: You have an angle with the xaxis, with the yaxis and the zaxis. (Sorry if this info is nothing new to you!). A vector in 3space has those 3 direction angles: alpha, beta, and gamma. If all angles are equally inclined, you can say: alpha=beta=gamma = theta (we'll just use theta so as not to cause confusion). If you square the cosine of each angle, that will equal 1. cos^2(alpha) +cos^2(beta) +cos^2(gamma) = 1 Since the angles equal eachother (equally inclined with the positive axes, we can say: cos^2(theta) +cos^2(theta) +cos^2(theta) = 1 3 cos^2(theta) =1 cos^2(theta) = 1/3 cos (theta) = 1/sqrt(3) Therefore, all alpha, beta, and gamma have direction cosines of 1/sqrt(3) So after all of that work, your unit vector will be: (1/sqrt(3))i +(1/sqrt(3))j +(1/sqrt(3))k Pg. 29 seems to explain this concept fairly well (see attached).
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I can give you harder problems if you want to practice.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well it was just the wording. Sometimes I have to read the question a few times to figure out what he wants.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
To be fair, some other people were on here last night and had no clue what was going on. Well I finished my final today and I'm all "vectored" out.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yeah that equally inclined thing it's weird. Haha I bet you'll get a good grade.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I will tell you what I don't get. The instructor gave 2 hours for the test. Some people finished in 50min, got up and left. Why not just sit around for the whole 2 hrs?
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well noboyd would notice them if they stay sit.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Or maybe they had to go to the bathroom =P
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
HAHAHAHAHA I have something funny to mention
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I took multivar. calc last quarter and my teacher had us take the exams in the testing center. My classmate would sit in the testing center for like 5 hours taking her test. I asked her how she resisted going to the bathroom. She's like... I just hold it in.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ohh poor girl! Five hours is insane!
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
My instructor was really tough. The exams were all applicationbased and it had been 5 years since I'd been into math. My dad convinced me to sign up lol.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I wish you could help me with multivar calc. later
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I don't quite understand. In which grade are you?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I changed my mind about what field I want to go into.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I took 3 quarters of calc starting when I was 17 and I'm 24 now.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Which grade am I in? "Starting over!"
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Sorry, but what were you studying before?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
to get into pharmacy school
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Did you want to be a mathematiciand and then changed your mind?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Nope, I am retarded at math compared to other people.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
and now what is your major? Engineering?
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I know you're not retarded but I can say is useful to think that haha.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I think civil would be a good path. And hopefully I could get a job with county... anything having to do with infrastructure.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ahh yeah! I remember you told me that long time ago!
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
If I had to build a house I would call you =P
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
It would crumble LOL!!!!!
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hahaha "structurally unsound"
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I'm so used to that now.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Do you study there ATM?
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Please tell me when you get into statics. I have plenty of doubts on that!
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks for the explaination of 'equally inclined.' @brinethery I've never heard that expression. Civil is a great field if you're interested in infrastructure. Everything from skyscrapers to drainage ditches! Keep up the great work! You're problems are always challenging and then you end up solving them before I can!
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
My teacher responded to my email this morning after I sent him the pdf file of what I wrote. He's like... no, no! Here's how you do it! Again, Jae saves the day :)
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Was your problem wrong?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You know the program Adobe that opens up those document files where you can only view them and do a tiny bit of editing? That's a pdf file.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
hahaha I know what a pdf is =P
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The original problem was wrong. But then I uploaded the revision to Scribd. The link remains the same if it's a revision.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I meant what was the content of the pdf?
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I think I trashed the original, but it's wrong lol. But the current version is correct. I thought he was saying that F sub x and F sub y were equally inclined. But he corrected me on that.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That is great! I wish I had teachers like him =P
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I had one but I failed miserably in his class. Shame on me.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Actually he's teaching engr 106, but another instructor writes all of the exams and final exam. So that's probably why the exams are worded so strangely.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Thank you. I'd apreciated that!
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
k, I'll create a link.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I want so bad to understand Maxwell's equations, but I suck at Calculus hehe
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Sucks, I wish I had all the solns for at least one textbook. I don't think of it as cheating if I'm reading solutions as though I would read a textbook. It just helps to better understand things.
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NodataBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Maybe you're a different kind of learner.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Sorry @eashmore we can bring the convo outside of here if you keep getting popup messages.
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Doesn't bother me. The wealth of notifications strokes my ego a bit. :)
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hahaha I'm totally abusing the system :). I'll try to bring it away from here.
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