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Vector Addition with Integer Components
written by Andrew Duffy
supported by the National Science Foundation
The Vector Addition with Integer Components model allows the user to split a vector into its components, and practice finding the magnitude and direction of a vector if you know the components. In this simulation the x and y components of each vector are all integers. In the "Find components" mode, you are given the magnitude and direction of the vector, and your goal is to find the x-component and the y-component of the vector. In the "Find magnitude and direction" mode, you are given the two components, and you need to find the magnitude and direction of the vector.
The Vector Addition with Integer Components model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_bu_vector_components_integer.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Vector Addition with Integer Components:
Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool
The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Vector Components with Integer Components.relation by Mario Belloni
Covers the Same Topic As Vector Addition Model
A more complex version of the same simulation that gives students more practice in two-dimensional vector addition (components are not limited to integer values).relation by Caroline Hall
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