Resolving forces into components


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the angle between the horizontal and the incline is also the angle between the gravitational force and its component perpendicular to the inclined plane (this is normal to the plane). Using this angle and the fact that the components form part of a right-angled triangle we can calculate the components using trigonometry:

Chipa Thomas Maimela‘s insight:

Using trigonometry the components are given by:

Fgx=Fgsin(θ)Fgy=Fgcos(θ)

 

 

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