By compounding the resultant of two concurrent forces with a third force that is concurrent with this resultant, we can find the resultant of all three forces.
The operation of finding the components in two given directions of a force is called resolution of the force. The components of the force F, Fig. 3, in the directions A and B, Fig. 4, are FA and FB, Fig. 5; the components in the directions H and V, Fig. 4, are