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Vector Addition Model
written by
Andrew Duffy
supported by the National Science Foundation
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.
SEE ANNOTATIONS (below) for a tutorial on the topic of vector fundamentals, recommended by The Physics Front editors. This item was created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To run the simulation, simply click the Java Archive file below. To modify or customize the model, See Related Materials for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool. Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Vector Addition Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Vector Addition model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 7kb .zip Published: April 25, 2010 previous versions
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)11. Common Themes
11B. Models
the Physics Classroom: Vector Addition
(Author: Tom Henderson)
Date: 06/09/2010
An editor-recommended tutorial to accompany the "Vector Addition Model". It begins with very simple concept-building, then moves into detailed explanations of the math involved to determine the magnitude of a vector (both the trigonometric and the parallelogram methods).
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A. Duffy, Computer Program VECTOR ADDITION MODEL (2010), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9996&DocID=1629).
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A. Duffy, Computer Program VECTOR ADDITION MODEL (2010), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9996&DocID=1629>.
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Duffy, A. (2010). Vector Addition Model [Computer software]. Retrieved September 24, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9996&DocID=1629
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Duffy, Andrew. "Vector Addition Model." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9996&DocID=1629 (accessed 24 September 2017).
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Duffy, Andrew. Vector Addition Model. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 Sep. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9996&DocID=1629>.
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Author = "Andrew Duffy",
Title = {Vector Addition Model},
Month = {April},
Year = {2010}
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Is a Teaching Guide For
Physics Classroom: Component Addition
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