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Using Vectors


Using Vectors

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Simple applet for demonstrating the adding of up to four vectors.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 05, 2004
Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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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).