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A force vector has a magnitude of 576 newtons and points at an angle 43o of below the positive x axis. What are (a) the x scalar component and (b) the y scalar component of the vector?

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  1. This is a matter of resolving a vector into components. Basic stuff.

    a) 576 cos 43
    b) 576 sin (-43)
    assuming the +x axis is up.

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