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written by Andrew Duffy
published by the Boston University
designer: Wolfgang Christian
This Java applet illustrates the tail-to-tip method of adding vectors. The user can adjust lengths and angles of two vectors and view the resultant vector sum and components. Users may also set rotation rates for the vectors and view the resulting Lissajous patterns. Example student questions and activities are included. The simulation may be downloaded in EJS (xml) format or as a jar file.

This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations,, a code-generating tool that allows users without formal programming experience to develop computer simulations. It is part of a collection of similar resources created by the author.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Problem/Problem Set
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
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Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulation, vector addition, vector components, vector sum, vectors
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Metadata instance created September 1, 2009 by Elijah Lee
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November 5, 2010 by Bruce Mason
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August 27, 2009
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A. Duffy, (Boston University, Boston, 2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim2_v4.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns (Boston University, Boston, 2008), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim2_v4.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from Boston University: http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim2_v4.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns. Boston: Boston University, August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim2_v4.html (accessed 29 July 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns. Boston: Boston University, 2008. 27 Aug. 2009. 29 July 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim2_v4.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition - Patterns}, Publisher = {Boston University}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {29 July 2014}, Month = {August 27, 2009}, Year = {2008} }
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This is the full index of Easy Java Simulations (EJS) by author Andrew Duffy, created for first-semester introductory physics.  EJS is a software code generator developed by the Open Source Physics project.

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