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Vector Addition Model
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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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.relation by Mario Belloni
Covers the Same Topic As Vector Components Model
Covers the Same Topic As Vector Addition with Integer Components
A simpler version of the same simulation that gives students fundamental practice in two-dimensional vector addition in which the components are integers.relation by Caroline Hall
Is a Teaching Guide For Physics Classroom: Component Addition
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