# 2D Force

## 002 Components of forces with given slope

**Problem 002**

Compute the x and y components of each of the four forces shown in Fig. P-002.

## 001 Horizontal and vertical componets of planar forces

**Problem 001**

Problem Determine the x and y components of the forces shown below in Fig P-001.

## Components of a Force

Forces acting at some angle from the the coordinate axes can be resolved into mutually perpendicular forces called *components*. The component of a force parallel to the x-axis is called the x-component, parallel to y-axis the y-component, and so on.