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written by Tom Henderson
This student tutorial provides practice in the basics of vector addition. The author provides free-body diagrams and animations to guide users through the Pythagorean method and the tip-to-tail method of adding vectors.

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Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- High School
- Instructional Material
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- Audio/Visual
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June 21, 2011 by Tom Henderson
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### AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

#### 2. The Nature of Mathematics

2A. Patterns and Relationships
• 9-12: 2A/H1. Mathematics is the study of quantities and shapes, the patterns and relationships between quantities or shapes, and operations on either quantities or shapes. Some of these relationships involve natural phenomena, while others deal with abstractions not tied to the physical world.
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