Problem 4-12 - Vector components - Part 2

A car is travelling along a winding highway at a constant speed of \(82\; km/h.\) At 3:00 p.m., the car is heading \(38.2^\circ\) east of north, and at 3:15 p.m. it is heading \(12.7^\circ\) south of east. Define the \(+x\) and \(+y\) directions to be east and north, respectively. Use Eq. 4-8 to determine the \(x\)- and \(y\)-components of the average acceleration during this time interval.  

Accumulated Solution

\(82\; km/hr = 22.8\; m/s\)

When the two vectors \(v_i\) and \(v_f\) are placed in \(x, y\) (\(E, N\)) coordinates, they look like:

Vectors v_i and v_f placed on x, y coordinates