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#### Christian Lawson-Perfect4 years, 1 month ago

Gave some feedback: Ready to use

#### Christian Lawson-Perfect4 years, 3 months ago

You could add steps to each of the parts: find the component of $F_1$ in the $x$-direction, then find the component of $F_2$ in the $x$-direction, and finally add them together to get the resultant force in the $x$-direction.

#### Christian Lawson-Perfect4 years, 3 months ago

I'd rename the variables shown to the student as follows:

• Forces $F_1$ and $F_2$, and angles $\theta_1$ and $\theta_2$.
• Let $F = F_1 + F_2$.

Then you can say "find the component of $F$ in the $x$-direction".

Or, if you don't want to give away that the student should add the forces, say "Two forces, $F_1$ and $F_2$ are acting on a particle at the origin. Let $F$ be the resultant force on the particle".

#### Amy Chadwick4 years, 3 months ago

Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested

#### Amy Chadwick4 years, 3 months ago

Created this.
John's copy of Resolve forces into components draft John Bridges 18/09/2016 23:35
Brendan's copy of Resolve forces into components draft Brendan Murray 15/12/2016 14:33
Complex Numbers Resultant of Forces draft Clare Lundon 02/02/2018 08:48
Resolve forces into components draft Ruth Hand 10/07/2020 11:00
Resolve forces into components draft Xiaodan Leng 11/07/2019 05:38

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