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written by Andrew Duffy
supported by the National Science Foundation
The Vector Addition model allows the user to practice vector addition of two vectors in two dimensions.  You are given the magnitude and direction of the two vectors, and your goal is to fill in the nine values in the table (showing the x-component, y-component, and length) of the two vectors, and the resultant vector that is the sum of the first two vectors.

The Vector Addition 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_addition.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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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Mathematical Tools
- Algebra
- Vector Algebra
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
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Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, addition, components, force, resultant, vector, vector simulation, vectors
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Metadata instance created April 25, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
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Vector Addition Model:

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 Addition Model.

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