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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.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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application/java
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
addition, angle, components, direction, interactive problem, magnitude, resultant, simulation, vector, vector addition, vector components, vector problem set
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 1, 2009 by Elijah Lee
Record Updated:
October 11, 2010 by Cathy Ezrailson
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August 27, 2009
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A. Duffy, (2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition, (2008), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html>.
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Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html (accessed 26 November 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. 2008. 27 Aug. 2009. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html>.
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Covers the Same Topic As Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition- Integer components

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