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This animation shows how a vector can be broken into components.  Step by step, the animation draws the vector, draws axes, determines the projections onto the axes, and  gives the component vectors.  

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
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components, projection, resolution of vectors, trigonometry for physics, vector additiion, vectors
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Simple Animation

Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir
Posted: May 24, 2008 at 10:55AM
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This is a simple animation of finding the components of one vector. It does not include instructions.

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AIP Format
D. Austin and B. Martin, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/vectcomp/explain/applet3.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Austin and B. Martin, Modular Approach to Physics: Breaking a Vector into Components (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/vectcomp/explain/applet3.html>.
APA Format
Austin, D., & Martin, B. (2002, September 10). Modular Approach to Physics: Breaking a Vector into Components. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/vectcomp/explain/applet3.html
Chicago Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Breaking a Vector into Components. Calgary: University of Calgary, September 10, 2002. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/vectcomp/explain/applet3.html (accessed 18 April 2014).
MLA Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Breaking a Vector into Components. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 10 Sep. 2002. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/vectcomp/explain/applet3.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Austin and Brian Martin", Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Breaking a Vector into Components}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 April 2014}, Month = {September 10, 2002}, Year = {2001} }
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