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written by Anne Cox
content provider: Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Andrew Duffy
This item is an interactive simulation related to vector addition.  Students may draw and move two vectors around on a coordinate plane to explore various methods of finding a resultant.  Registered teacher-users may edit and/or create their own text for specific student groups.

This resource is part of OSP, the Open Source Physics project, developed to promote concept building and allow students to explore physical systems that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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© 2003 William F. Junkin III and Anne Cox.
Resources are freely available for educational, non-commercial use.
Physlet, applet, interactive question, java, resultant, simulation, vector, vector components
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created December 22, 2008 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
May 29, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
July 31, 2007
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AIP Format
A. Cox, (2003), WWW Document, (http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=308).
A. Cox, BQ Learning: Vector Addition: Geometric Method, (2003), <http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=308>.
APA Format
Cox, A. (2007, July 31). BQ Learning: Vector Addition: Geometric Method. Retrieved October 23, 2016, from http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=308
Chicago Format
Cox, Anne. BQ Learning: Vector Addition: Geometric Method. July 31, 2007. http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=308 (accessed 23 October 2016).
MLA Format
Cox, Anne. BQ Learning: Vector Addition: Geometric Method. 2003. 31 July 2007. 23 Oct. 2016 <http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=308>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Anne Cox", Title = {BQ Learning: Vector Addition: Geometric Method}, Volume = {2016}, Number = {23 October 2016}, Month = {July 31, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

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%D July 31, 2007
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