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written by Tom Henderson
This page describes vector addition. There is an animation showing some vector addition, and there is text describing vector addition. There are links to similar animations at the bottom of the page.

This tutorial is part of The Physics Classroom. This web site also includes interactive tools to help students with concepts and problem solving, worksheets for student assignments, and recommendations for simple introductory laboratories.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
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- Lower Undergraduate
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vector addition, vectors
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T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/va.cfm).
T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Vector Addition, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/va.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (1996). The Physics Classroom: Vector Addition. Retrieved October 21, 2017, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/va.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Vector Addition. 1996. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/va.cfm (accessed 21 October 2017).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Vector Addition. 1996. 21 Oct. 2017 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/va.cfm>.
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