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This java applet gives a visual representation of the addition of vectors.  The user can choose to sum from two to five arbitrary vectors.  The applet adds the vectors visually, moving each to the sum of the previous vectors.

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- Vector Algebra
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Metadata instance created March 13, 2006 by Jason Garman
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Vectors

This Java applet gives a visual representation of the addition of vectors.  Students can choose to add 2-5 arbitrary vectors.  The applet adds the vectors visually, moving each to the sum of the previous vectors.

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W. Fendt, (1998), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors), (1998), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2002, December 27). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). Retrieved August 21, 2017, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). December 27, 2002. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm (accessed 21 August 2017).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors). 1998. 27 Dec. 2002. 21 Aug. 2017 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resultant of Forces (Addition of Vectors)}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {21 August 2017}, Month = {December 27, 2002}, Year = {1998} }
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