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Net Force

Net Force

Forces add like vectors. Three forces act on the orange disk. Drag the heads of the arrows representing these forces to observe the effect on the net force, which is their sum.


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Bernd Schroeder
Bernd Schroeder (Faculty)
22 years ago
Nice dynamic applet to demonstrate vector addition. Shows vectors visually and
the components numerically, too. Easy to use.

Technical Remarks:

Runs fine under WIN98 and Explorer
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
22 years ago
This applet would mesh very well with the familar force-table experiment. The
graphics are very good, and it runs well.