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This animation gives students a highly visual way to see how the math works in vector addition. Users can input 2-5 forces. The animation then shows the parallel translations of the force arrows and auto-generates the resultant. This resource can be viewed in either HTML5 or as a Java applet.

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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Work and Energy
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- Vector Algebra
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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© 1998 Walter Fendt
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TPT Websights, graphical, tip to tail, vector addition
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Metadata instance created March 13, 2006 by Jason Garman
Record Updated:
January 5, 2018 by Caroline Hall
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December 27, 2002
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Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Vectors

This animation gives students a highly visual way to see how the math works in vector addition. You can input 2-5 forces, then the animation shows the parallel translations of the force arrows and auto-generates the resultant. Available in HTML5 or Java. Great resource for students who are struggling with the content.

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AIP Format
W. Fendt, (1998), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors), (1998), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2002, December 27). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). Retrieved December 13, 2018, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). December 27, 2002. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm (accessed 13 December 2018).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). 1998. 27 Dec. 2002. 13 Dec. 2018 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors)}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {13 December 2018}, Month = {December 27, 2002}, Year = {1998} }
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