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This module explains the law of sines and the law of cosines. It also explains vector solutions for coplanar forces that are concurrent at a point in a format that is accessible to blind students.

Table of contents

Preface

General

This module is part of a collection of modules designed to make physics concepts accessible to blind students.

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This book is intended to supplement but not to replace the textbook in an introductory high school or college physics course.

This module explains the law of sines and the law of cosines. It also explains vector solutions for coplanar forces that are concurrent at a point ina format that is accessible to blind students.

Prerequisites

In addition to an Internet connection and a browser, you will need the following tools (as a minimum) to work through the exercises in these modules:

  • A graph board for plotting graphs and vector diagrams ( (External Link) ).
  • A protractor for measuring angles ( (External Link) ).
  • An audio screen reader that is compatible with your operating system, such as the NonVisual Desktop Access program (NVDA), which is freelyavailable at (External Link) .
  • A refreshable Braille display capable of providing a line by line tactile output of information displayed on the computer monitor ( (External Link) ).
  • A device to create Braille labels. Will be used to label graphs constructed on the graph board.
  • The ability to create tactile graphics as described here .

The minimum prerequisites for understanding the material in these modules include:

  • A good understanding of algebra.
  • An understanding of the use of a graph board for plotting graphs and vector diagrams ( (External Link) ).
  • An understanding of the use of a protractor for measuring angles ( (External Link) ).
  • A basic understanding of the use of sine, cosine, and tangent from trigonometry ( (External Link) ).
  • An introductory understanding of JavaScript programming ( (External Link) and (External Link) ).
  • An understanding of all of the material covered in the earlier modules in this collection.
  • An understanding of the creation and use of tactile graphics as described here .

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this document in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the figuresand listings while you are reading about them.

Figures

  • Figure 1 . Mirror image from the file named Phy1100a1.svg.
  • Figure 2 . Non-mirror-image version of the image from the file named Phy1100a1.svg.
  • Figure 3 . Key-value pairs for the image in the file named Phy1100a1.svg.
  • Figure 4 . Mirror image contained in the file named Phy1100b1.svg.
  • Figure 5 . Non-mirror-image version of the image from the file named Phy1100b1.svg.
  • Figure 6 . Key-value pairs for the image in the file named Phy1100b1.svg.
  • Figure 7 . Mirror image from the file named Phy1100c1.svg.
  • Figure 8 . Non-mirror-image version of the image from the file named Phy1100c1.svg.
  • Figure 9 . Key-value pairs for the image in the file named Phy1100c1.svg.
  • Figure 10 . Mirror image from the file named Phy1100d1.svg.
  • Figure 11 . Non-mirror-image version of the image from the file named Phy1100d1.svg.
  • Figure 12 . Key-value pairs for the image in the file named Phy1100d1.svg.
  • Figure 13 . Mirror image from the file named Phy1100e1.svg.
  • Figure 14 . Non-mirror-image version of the image from the file named Phy1100e1.svg.
  • Figure 15 . Key-value pairs for the image in the file named Phy1100e1.svg.
  • Figure 16 . Screen output for Listing #1.
  • Figure 17 . Changes to Listing #1.
  • Figure 18 . Screen output for modified Listing #1.

Questions & Answers

how do I set up the problem?
Harshika Reply
what is a solution set?
Harshika
find the subring of gaussian integers?
Rofiqul
hello, I am happy to help!
Shirley Reply
please can go further on polynomials quadratic
Abdullahi
hi mam
Mark
I need quadratic equation link to Alpa Beta
Abdullahi Reply
find the value of 2x=32
Felix Reply
divide by 2 on each side of the equal sign to solve for x
corri
X=16
Michael
Want to review on complex number 1.What are complex number 2.How to solve complex number problems.
Beyan
yes i wantt to review
Mark
use the y -intercept and slope to sketch the graph of the equation y=6x
Only Reply
how do we prove the quadratic formular
Seidu Reply
please help me prove quadratic formula
Darius
hello, if you have a question about Algebra 2. I may be able to help. I am an Algebra 2 Teacher
Shirley Reply
thank you help me with how to prove the quadratic equation
Seidu
may God blessed u for that. Please I want u to help me in sets.
Opoku
what is math number
Tric Reply
4
Trista
x-2y+3z=-3 2x-y+z=7 -x+3y-z=6
Sidiki Reply
can you teacch how to solve that🙏
Mark
Solve for the first variable in one of the equations, then substitute the result into the other equation. Point For: (6111,4111,−411)(6111,4111,-411) Equation Form: x=6111,y=4111,z=−411x=6111,y=4111,z=-411
Brenna
(61/11,41/11,−4/11)
Brenna
x=61/11 y=41/11 z=−4/11 x=61/11 y=41/11 z=-4/11
Brenna
Need help solving this problem (2/7)^-2
Simone Reply
x+2y-z=7
Sidiki
what is the coefficient of -4×
Mehri Reply
-1
Shedrak
the operation * is x * y =x + y/ 1+(x × y) show if the operation is commutative if x × y is not equal to -1
Alfred Reply
An investment account was opened with an initial deposit of $9,600 and earns 7.4% interest, compounded continuously. How much will the account be worth after 15 years?
Kala Reply
lim x to infinity e^1-e^-1/log(1+x)
given eccentricity and a point find the equiation
Moses Reply
A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
Kimberly Reply
Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
August Reply
What is the expressiin for seven less than four times the number of nickels
Leonardo Reply
How do i figure this problem out.
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
why surface tension is zero at critical temperature
Shanjida
I think if critical temperature denote high temperature then a liquid stats boils that time the water stats to evaporate so some moles of h2o to up and due to high temp the bonding break they have low density so it can be a reason
s.
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Accessible physics concepts for blind students. OpenStax CNX. Oct 02, 2015 Download for free at https://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11294/1.36
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