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Resolve the force of gravity into its parallel and perpendicular components so you can sum the forces.

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Content Times:

0:12 Drawing the Free Body Diagram

1:04 Introducing the parallel and perpendicular directions

2:19 Drawing the components of the force of gravity

2:49 Finding the angle used to resolve the force of gravity into its components

4:33 Solving for the force of gravity parallel

5:15 Solving for the force of gravity perpendicular

5:53 Redrawing the Free Body Diagram

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