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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive homework problem takes introductory physics students through a step-by-step process of how to visualize and calculate vector subtraction.  It is designed as a problem requiring analysis and student response, with immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect responses.  It is appropriate for non-science majors and students with little background in physics or vector algebra.  

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
subtraction, vector
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {2 September 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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