A force is given by the following expression: F=3·i+2·j. Calculate angle of horizontal.


Knowing that:

F=Fx·i+Fy·j Fx = 3Fy= 2

To calculate the angle we will use the expression:

tanα=FyFx  tanα=23  α = tan-10.66 α =33.69º

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