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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics problem on vector addition.  The page explains the concept of breaking a vector into components and adding them together, and works through an example problem.  The attached Java applet visualizes the problem.

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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
components, graph, vector addition, vector resolution, vectors
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Metadata instance created May 13, 2008 by Christopher Allen
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July 28, 2008 by Cathy Ezrailson
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c3_vadd_comp.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Vector Addition - Component Method, (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c3_vadd_comp.html>.
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Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Vector Addition - Component Method. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c3_vadd_comp.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Vector Addition - Component Method. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c3_vadd_comp.html (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Vector Addition - Component Method. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c3_vadd_comp.html>.
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