Peer Review for material titled "Using Vectors"
User Rating for material titled "Using Vectors"
Member Comments for material titled "Using Vectors"
Bookmark Collections for material titled "Using Vectors"
Course ePortfolios for material titled "Using Vectors"
Learning Exercises for material titled "Using Vectors"
Accessibility Info for material titled "Using Vectors"
Please enter a Bookmark title
Please limit Bookmark title to 65 characters
Please enter a description
Please limit Bookmark title to 4000 characters
A Bookmark with this title already existed.
Please limit a note about this material to 2048 characters
Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
Select OK to launch help window
Cancel help


Advanced Search


Search > Material Results >

Using Vectors


Using Vectors

Logo for Using Vectors
Simple applet for demonstrating the adding of up to four vectors.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 05, 2004
Submitter: John Walkup


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 4.1 average rating
  • User Rating: 4.1 user rating
  • Discussion (10 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (1)
  • Bookmark Collections (none)
  • Course ePortfolios (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

  • Rate this material
  • Create a learning exercise
  • Add accessibility information
  • Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection
    Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add
    Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Other users can copy your Bookmark Collection to their own profile and modify it to save time.
    Edit the information about the material in this {0}
    Submitting Bookmarks...


Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


QR Code for this Page

Users who viewed this material also viewed...


Discussion for Using Vectors

Log in to participate in the discussions or Sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for John Burger
15 years ago

John Burger (Student)

I have visited several sights with the similar purpose of illustrating vector
addition, but this one seems to really help you visualize the process.

Avatar for Kara Morgan
15 years ago

Kara Morgan (Student)

This is a really good site to help you understand vectors.

Avatar for Dara Clayton
15 years ago

Dara Clayton (Student)

Very nice job. A nice applet for adding vectors.

Avatar for Mason Cole
15 years ago

Mason Cole (Student)

I was very impressed with this site. If it weren't for the fact that it was a
little slow, this site would have been completely perfect. I especially liked
the "adding four vectors" part! --MJC

Avatar for Luke Boyer
15 years ago

Luke Boyer (Student)

The best site I have yet to see, although the arrows get stuck on occasion.
Four vector option is very nice.


Avatar for Shirley Sung
15 years ago

Shirley Sung (Student)

Good site. S.S.

Avatar for TC Kida
15 years ago

TC Kida (Student)

Good at showing vector addition of several (up to 4) vectors, but it seems to
take up a lot of cpu, so your cursor tends to disappear, and it is difficult to
manipulate the vectors. Awesome with what its meant to show, though

Avatar for Jaime Hale
15 years ago

Jaime Hale (Student)

The site was helpful and impressive.

Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

The most useful vector applet I have found for teaching.

Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

The beauty of this applet is that it illustrates very effectively how the tip-to-tail method is really the parallelogram method. Ran sluggishly on Nescape (Solaris).