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Learning Exercise

Material: Vector Arithmetic and Scalar Product
Submitted by: John Walkup on Apr 15, 2001
Date Last Modified: Apr 15, 2001
Title: Vector Algebra Web Assignment No. 2
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.
Time Required Under one hour
Topics: Vector algebra, vector addition, Pythagorean Theorem.
Course: First semester, introductory physics
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: 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: Requires Java-enabled browser.
Text of Learning Exercise: See
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