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Vector Addition Model 

written by Andrew Duffy
supported by the National Science Foundation

This simulation gives students a chance to practice two-dimensional vector addition in an interactive format with immediate feedback. The magnitude and direction of two vectors are given; the students' task is to determine x and y components, length of the two vectors, and the resultant sum. Users may select "Check Answers" to find out if their response is correct, or select "Show Answers" to see the correct values displayed.

SEE ANNOTATIONS (below) for a tutorial on the topic of vector fundamentals, recommended by The Physics Front editors.

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Last Modified August 25, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Vector Addition Source Code 

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Published April 25, 2010
Last Modified April 25, 2010