This simulation offers beginning students practice in two-dimensional vector addition. It is relatively simple, as the x and y components of each vector are integers. Given the magnitude and direction of two vectors, students must determine the x and y components, the length of each, and the resultant vector sum. Click on "Check Answers" to get immediate feedback; click on "Show Answers" to display all the correct responses.
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Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition- Integer components. Retrieved December 8, 2013, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim3_v2.html
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition- Integer components. August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim3_v2.html (accessed 8 December 2013).
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