2 thoughts on “4.36”

  1. Can we orient the phi angle along the x axis rather than the y-axis?? I have solved for the problem using both orientations and come up with the two different answers.

    1. Yes! You can choose your angles from any axis of reference. Choosing to define an angle a different way will change the final result you arrive at, but different isn't wrong.

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