A particle is acted upon by four forces simultaneously, due east due north due west due south find the resultant force of the particle?
Step 1: Given data
Four forces act on a particle as shown in the figure.
Step 2: To find
The resultant force on the particle.
Step 3: Calculation for magnitude of resultant force
We know, resultant of the forces acting in opposite direction can be found by taking their difference.
Here, force in the north-south direction,
Force in the east-west direction,
Step 4: Calculation for angle made by the resultant force
Hence, the resultant force of the particle is and it will make with the west.