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Resultant Vector


Resultant Vector

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Uses the head-to-tail method to demonstrate how vectors are added. User can choose up to five vectors. Foreign language versions available.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: August 24, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 24, 2012
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Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Bernd Schroeder
16 years ago

Bernd Schroeder (Faculty)

Nice applet to visualize vector addition. The applet is set up in such a way
that the resultant will be within the window. This means that when working with
many vectors some configurations won?t work and it feels as if the applet is

Technical Remarks:

Runs fine under WIN98 and Explorer

Avatar for John Walkup
16 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

A nice, clean, smooth-running applet that demonstrates the head-to-tail method
of vector addition quite nicely. No quantitative information, however.