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Let the circumference be divided into a number of equal arcs, over each of which the point will move in equal times, since the speed is In successive intervals of time the point will pass uniform. B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and so on back to A. The component along the X-axis is found by projecting the moving point upon Likewise for the y-axis. Thus the projection of that axis. B on the X-axis is b, and of C, c, and so on. KINEMATICS. 31 In a uniform circular motion the component which is parallel X- or Y-axis is a S.

47, on a rope attached to the top of a pillar AB, and it is desired to know the component of this force which is effective in pulling the pillar over. BC can be resolved into the two components BD and DC. An infinite number of components may be drawn, but these are the two which are desired in this case, for DC has no effect in pulling the pillar over, while BD is acting at the greatest advantage for the purpose in view. Hence the effective part of the force is BC sin d. The larger d becomes the greater the sine will be, and at 90° — GENERAL 46 the sine is tinity.

By the graphical method exact drawings are made in the manner just indicated, the vectors being drawn on some convenient scale and true in direction. The resultant is then measured and its value found from the scale adopted. 5 cm. 5 m. This method is in common use in drafting rooms where problems of this character are considered. r Fig. 22. By the mathematical method the principles of geometry and trigonometry are in most cases sufficient. When two vectors are at right angles to each other, as in Fig.

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