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Vector Addition: Equations



This manipulative provides opportunities to:

  • Explore vector addition or subtraction in 2 dimensions

  • Display the values of vectors and their sum

  • Move or change the value of a dynamic vectors and view changes in the corresponding components and angles

  • Create graphs of vector equations

PhET also provides translated versions of the simulation in multiple languages, teacher created activities, and with a free account you can access their teaching resources.

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Simulation by PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder, licensed under CC-BY-4.0 (

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