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written by David Austin and Brian Martin
Available Languages: English, French
This simulation-based tutorial walks the user through the tip-to-tail method of vector addition.  Both text and voice narration accompany the Java applet.

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation based physics models sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
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- AP Physics
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
comparaison, tail to tail, tail to tip, vector addition, vectors
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Metadata instance created August 3, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
March 6, 2011 by Taha Mzoughi
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March 23, 2003
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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 walks students step-by-step through the process of tip-to-tail vector addition.  The accompanying text is easy for high school students to follow.

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AIP Format
D. Austin and B. Martin, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/addition/explain/tiptail/).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Austin and B. Martin, Modular Approach to Physics: Vector Addition - Tip-to-Tail Method (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/addition/explain/tiptail/>.
APA Format
Austin, D., & Martin, B. (2003, March 23). Modular Approach to Physics: Vector Addition - Tip-to-Tail Method. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/addition/explain/tiptail/
Chicago Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Vector Addition - Tip-to-Tail Method. Calgary: University of Calgary, March 23, 2003. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/addition/explain/tiptail/ (accessed 23 July 2014).
MLA Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Vector Addition - Tip-to-Tail Method. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 23 Mar. 2003. 23 July 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/vectors/addition/explain/tiptail/>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Austin and Brian Martin", Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Vector Addition - Tip-to-Tail Method}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 July 2014}, Month = {March 23, 2003}, Year = {2001} }
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Is Supplemented By Modular Approach to Physics: Addition of Three Vectors - Tip-to-Tail Method

This simulation was intended for use after students have mastered addition of two vectors.

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