Im a bit stuck on this question.
- A force F is given by F = (3.5i+12j) N, where i and j are horizontal unit vectors east and north
Calculate the magnitude of F and also its direction as a bearing.
I found the magnitude easily by using pythagerous. I can also find the angle by using the tan rule. I get an angle of 73.7', which is right. Im just not sure about putting it as a bearing. My angle is taken from the the east horizontal or x axis if you want. Eg: 0' is just a line pointing east.
Anyway could someone explain to me how to put it as a bearing. The answer should be 16.3'.