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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive web-based homework problem takes introductory physics students through a step-by-step process of how to visualize and calculate vector subtraction.  It is designed as a problem requiring analysis and student response, with immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect responses.  

This item is part of a larger collection of interactive physics problems.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
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- Vector Algebra
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
subtraction, vector
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


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

This online interactive problem was developed by a physics professor to give students guided practice in subtracting vectors.  Immediate feedback is given for both correct and incorrect responses.

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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors (accessed 28 July 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Vector Subtraction. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 28 July 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/vectors>.
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