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written by Andrew Duffy
This 2D applet allows the user to add two vectors both geometrically and algebraically. The user selects the angle and magnitude of two vectors, which are then added together by the applet. The resultant vector and the values of its magnitude and angle, as well as the values of the x and y components of all three vectors, are calculated and displayed. Three questions are added at the bottom to stimulate conceptual understanding.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1998 Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
vector addition, vector components
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2004 by Melanie Carter
Record Updated:
March 10, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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November 1, 1998
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A. Duffy, (1998), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/VectorAdd2.html).
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A. Duffy, Vector Addition, (1998), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/VectorAdd2.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (1998, November 1). Vector Addition. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/VectorAdd2.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Vector Addition. November 1, 1998. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/VectorAdd2.html (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Vector Addition. 1998. 1 Nov. 1998. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/VectorAdd2.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Vector Addition}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {November 1, 1998}, Year = {1998} }
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