Problem 32P

Jim’s dog Sparky runs 50 m northeast to a tree, then 70 m west to a second tree, and finally 20 m south to a third tree.

a. Draw a picture and establish a coordinate system.

b. Calculate Sparky’s net displacement in component form.

c. Calculate Sparky’s net displacement as a magnitude and an angle.

Solution 32P

Step 1 of 6

Here we need to draw the picture of the given case using vectors and coordinate system. Also, we need to calculate the components of the net displacement vector. Finally we need to calculate the magnitude and angle of net displacement vector.