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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.  

This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
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Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
addition, angle, components, direction, interactive problem, magnitude, resultant, simulation, vector, vector addition, vector components, vector problem set
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 1, 2009 by Elijah Lee
Record Updated:
October 11, 2010 by Cathy Ezrailson
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August 27, 2009
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A. Duffy, (2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition, (2008), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html>.
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Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html (accessed 21 December 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition. 2008. 27 Aug. 2009. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter01/vector_addition_sim4_v4.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Vector Addition}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 December 2014}, Month = {August 27, 2009}, Year = {2008} }
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