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Learning Exercise: Vector Algebra Web Assignment No. 2

Title:
Vector Algebra Web Assignment No. 2
Material:
Description:
Assignment on vector algebra using an embedded
Java applet by Vladimir Sorokin. Covers mostly the
parallelogram method of adding multiple vectors.
Links to helpful resources included.
Course: First semester, introductory physics

Info

Submitted by:
John Walkup
Date Last Modified:
April 15, 2001

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/VectorAlgebra002.htm

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School

Topics

Vector algebra, vector addition, Pythagorean Theorem.

Requirements

Understanding of Pythagorean Theorem. Understanding of the arctangent helpful.

Learning Objectives

To understand the parallelogram and component method of adding vectors. To appreciate the simplicity of adding parallel and perpendicular vectors in comparison to the general case.

Technical Notes

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