This Macromedia ShockWave is an adding machine for vectors. The vectors to be added can be adjusted by clicking and dragging. The applet displays the polar and rectangular coordinates for the two vectors to be added and for their resultant. The head to tail vector addition principle can be verified graphically.
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Christopher Black (Student)
Bruce Mason (Faculty)
vectors to any point, and rotate or change the magnitude of either of the two
vectors being summed. Changes in the resultant vector is immediate.
Also gives information about the components, magnitude, and direction of the
John Burger (Student)
greatly aids in the visual learning of vector addition.
Mason Cole (Student)
in the length of the vectors you could add, though. --MJC
Luke Boyer (Student)
of the vector is irrelevant as long as the magnitude and direction stay the
Ryan Dennis (Student)
resultant vectors depend solely on the magnitude and direction of the vectors to
be added. ~RD