A force of 38 newtons is acting on an object making an angle of 55° with the horizontal. What is the value component of the force acting along the y-axis?
First let's orientate the problem. The y-direction is vertical and the x-direction is horizontal.
Now a diagram of the problem.
In the diagram on the left the force is shown with the 55º angle that is given in the question. On the right I have shown the two components of the force:
#F_V#is the vertical component which we can also call #F_y# #F_H#is the horizontal component which we can also call #F_x#
The question requires us to find
By using trigonometry we can see that