A general vector r can be represented in complex polar with two parameters; a length r and an angle theta. T hus each vector can be represented as

In complex polar form the loop equation becomes

Rearranging the equation to solve for r1 and theta3 gives

Converting the right side into Cartesian form where

and

gives

Multiplying by exp(-i*theta1) gives

and equating the imaginary parts of both sides eliminates r1 and produces

Solving for theta3 yields two solutions

Equating the real parts of the equation gives

and solving for r1 gives

The slider position is defined as

The x and y components of the slider are the real and imaginary parts of the equation.

Please enter the data to find the position of the slider.

Unit Type:

Link lengths (m or ft):
**r2:** **r3:** **r4:** **rp:**

Angles:
**theta1:** **theta2:** **beta:**