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# Search > Learning Exercise Results > Vector Algebra Web Assignment No. 2

## 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.
Course: First semester, introductory physics

Submitted by:
John Walkup
April 15, 2001

### Exercise

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

### 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

Requires Java-enabled browser.
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