This simulation gives students a chance to practice two-dimensional vector addition in an interactive format with immediate feedback. The magnitude and direction of two vectors are given; the students' task is to determine x and y components, length of the two vectors, and the resultant sum. Users may select "Check Answers" to find out if their response is correct, or select "Show Answers" to see the correct values displayed.
This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.
SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a simpler version of this simulation, in which the vector components are all integers.
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