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written by Andrew Duffy
This computer model allows students to split a vector into its components and practice finding the magnitude and direction. In addition, it offers a "Find components" mode, where magnitude and direction of the vector are given and the student's task is to find the x-component and the y-component of the vector. After entering calculated values, users can check their answers with one click.

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

This item was created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To run the simulation, simply click the Java Archive file below. To modify or customize the model, See Related Materials for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool.

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
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulation, components, force, resultant, vector simulation, vectors
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 27, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 13, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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when Cataloged:
April 16, 2010
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Vector Components (Author: Tom Henderson)
Date: 06/06/2010

Editor-recommended tutorial to accompany the Easy Java Simulation "Vector Components Model". It begins with concept-building through use of varied examples, then moves into a detailed explanation of the math involved to determine the magnitude of a vector.

The Physics Classroom: Vector Components (html)

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relation by Mario Belloni
Covers the Same Topic As Vector Addition Model
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