WIR 2

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© Dr. Rosanna Pearlstein, Spring 2015
Math 151 Week in Review II
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1. Given the vectors below, sketch the vectors⃗⃗⃗ + 2 ⃗,  − 2 ⃗ and ⃗ − .
⃗

⃗
2. Two forces, ⃗⃗⃗
1 and ⃗⃗⃗
2 , are acting on an object P. Force ⃗⃗⃗
1 has magnitude 5 pounds and
⃗⃗⃗2 has magnitude 7 pounds and acts at a
acts in the direction of the positive y-axis. Force 
60° angle with the positive x-axis. Find the magnitude and direction of the resulting
force acting on P.
3. Two children are pulling a toy cart, and they are moving it in a perfectly straight line l
along the longer side of the cart. One child applies a force of 3 pounds at a 30° angle to l,
and the other child applies a force of 5 pounds at an angle  to l. Find the angle θ.
4. A ship leaves port at noon and heads due west at 20 knots, or 20 nautical miles (nm) per
hour. At 2 P.M. the ship changes course to N 54W. Find the ship’s bearing and distance
from the port of departure at 3 P.M.
5. For each pair of vectors below, compute the dot product and the angle between the vectors:
a. < 2, 1 > and < 1, 3 >
b. < −4, 3 > and < 2, −1.5 >
c. 4 +  and 3 − 2
d. < 2, 1 > and < −1, 2 >
© Dr. Rosanna Pearlstein, Spring 2015
6. Given the vectors  =< 5, 1 > and 
⃗⃗ =< 1, 5 >,
a. Find the scalar projection of  onto 
⃗⃗ .
b. Find the vector projection of  onto 
⃗⃗ .
c. Can you tell what the scalar projection of 
⃗⃗ onto  is?
7. Find the distance from point (7, -8) to the line  = −2 + 1.
8. A constant force  = 11 + 14 moves an object along a straight line from point (3, 5) to
point (7, 6). Find the work done if the force’s magnitude is measured in newtons and the
distance in meters.
9. An object is pushed to the top of a 20-meter ramp by a force of 15 newtons which is applied
at an angle of 38° to the horizontal direction. How much work is done if the ramp makes a
11° angle with the horizontal direction?
10. For each of the parametric equations below, find a Cartesian equation. Sketch the curve and
indicate the direction of motion as the parameter increases.
a.  =  − 1,  = 2 + √
b. () =< 3 , −5 >, 0 ≤  ≤ 2
c.  = ,  = −2, 0 <  < 
11. The position at time t of an object moving in the xy-plane is () =<  + 3,  2 − 5 >, where
t is measured in seconds.
a. Does the object pass through point (4, 4)? Why yes or why not?
b. Does the object pass through point (4, -4)? Why yes or why not?
c. Find a Cartesian equation for the path of the object and sketch its graph.
12. Find the vector equation and parametric equations for
a. The line through points (6, -1), (5, 3).
b. The line through point (1, 2) orthogonal to the line  = 3 + 1,  = −2 − 4.
13. Consider the two lines: 1 : < − + 3, 2 − 5 > and 2 : < 1 − 2, −3 +  >.
a. Are the two lines parallel, perpendicular or neither?
b. If the two lines are not parallel, find the point of intersection of the two lines.
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