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written by Andrew Duffy
This 2D applet simulates vector addition geometrically. The user selects the angle and magnitude of two vectors, which are then added together by the applet. The resultant vector and the values of its magnitude and angle, as well as the values of the x and y components of all three vectors, are calculated and displayed.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1998 Andrew Duffy
vector addition, vector components
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2004 by Melanie Carter
Record Updated:
March 10, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
November 1, 1998
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