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Vector Components Tutorial Models
written by Spencer Wheaton
The Vector Components Tutorial Models demonstrate how to compute and use a Cartesian grid to perform vector arithmetic.  The two models cataloged in this item demonstrate:

  • vector components, and
  • vector addition.

You can modify these simulations if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
1 supplemental document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
= Vector Addition
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Spencer Wheaton
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 16, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
August 16, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
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August 16, 2014
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 6-8: 4F/M4. Vibrations in materials set up wavelike disturbances that spread away from the source. Sound and earthquake waves are examples. These and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.
  • 6-8: 4F/M7. Wave behavior can be described in terms of how fast the disturbance spreads, and in terms of the distance between successive peaks of the disturbance (the wavelength).
  • 9-12: 4F/H6ab. Waves can superpose on one another, bend around corners, reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter, and change direction when entering a new material. All these effects vary with wavelength.
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S. Wheaton, Computer Program VECTOR COMPONENTS TUTORIAL MODELS, Version 1.0 (2014), WWW Document, (
S. Wheaton, Computer Program VECTOR COMPONENTS TUTORIAL MODELS, Version 1.0 (2014), <>.
APA Format
Wheaton, S. (2014). Vector Components Tutorial Models (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from
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Wheaton, Spencer. "Vector Components Tutorial Models." Version 1.0. (accessed 23 October 2021).
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Wheaton, Spencer. Vector Components Tutorial Models. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2014. Java (JRE) 1.6. 23 Oct. 2021 <>.
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Vector Components Tutorial Models:

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 Components Tutorial Models.

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