Solution: As she picks up her riders a bus driver traverses four successive displacements represented by the expression 126.30 b2 i ^ 2 14.00 b cos 4082 i ^ 2 14.00 b sin 4082 j ^ 1 13.00 b cos 5082 i ^ 2 13.00

As she picks up her riders a bus driver traverses four successive displacements represented by the expression 126.30 b2 i ^ 2 14.00 b cos 4082 i ^ 2 14.00 b sin 4082 j ^ 1 13.00 b cos 5082 i ^ 2 13.00 b sin 5082 j ^ 2 15.00 b2 j ^ Here b represents one city block a convenient unit of distance of uniform size i ^ is east and j ^ is north. The displacements at 40° and 50° represent travel on roadways in the city that are at these angles to the main east-west and north-south streets. (a) Draw a map of the successive displacements. (b) What total distance did she travel? (c) Compute the magnitude and direction of her total displacement. The logical structure of this problem and of several problems in later chapters was suggested by Alan Van Heuvelen and David Maloney American Journal of Physics 67(3) 252-256 March 1999.