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This applet demonstrates a method to find the sum of two vectors  The component vectors can be in any directions relative to the given vector and each other and includes finding orthogonal components of a vector in a Cartesian coordinate system.

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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
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- Vector Algebra
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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adding vectors, math preparedness for physics, resolution of vectors, vector resolution, vector sums, vectors
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Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Vectors

Any vector directed in two dimensions can be thought of as having two parts (components).  This Java applet, developed by a high school teacher, demonstrates how to find the magnitude of these components.  The component vectors can be in any directions relative to the given vector or relative to each other.

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W. Fendt, (2003), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/forceresol.htm).
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W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resolution of a Force into Components (2003), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/forceresol.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, July 1). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resolution of a Force into Components. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/forceresol.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resolution of a Force into Components. July 1, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/forceresol.htm (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resolution of a Force into Components. 2003. 1 July 2003. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/forceresol.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Resolution of a Force into Components}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 April 2014}, Month = {July 1, 2003}, Year = {2003} }
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