NTNUJAVA Virtual Physics Laboratory
Enjoy the fun of physics with simulations!
Backup site http://enjoy.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/
November 22, 2017, 04:09:13 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
You cannot always have happiness but you can always give happiness. ..."Mother Teresa(1910-1997, Roman Catholic Missionary, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize)"
Google Bookmarks Yahoo My Web MSN Live Netscape Del.icio.us FURL Stumble Upon Delirious Ask FaceBook

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Summation of vectors  (Read 3861 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Click to toggle author information(expand message area).
ahmedelshfie
Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 954



«
Embed this message
on: May 21, 2010, 06:33:33 pm » posted from:,,Brazil

This following applet is Summation of vectors
Created by prof Hwang Modified by Ahmed
Original project Summation of vectors

This applet shows how to add several vectors together.
You can change the number of vecotrs with slider bar.

Embed a running copy of this simulation

Embed a running copy link(show simulation in a popuped window)
Full screen applet or Problem viewing java?Add http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ to exception site list
Press the Alt key and the left mouse button to drag the applet off the browser and onto the desktop. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Taiwan License
  • Please feel free to post your ideas about how to use the simulation for better teaching and learning.
  • Post questions to be asked to help students to think, to explore.
  • Upload worksheets as attached files to share with more users.
Let's work together. We can help more users understand physics conceptually and enjoy the fun of learning physics!


* vectorsum.gif (15.43 KB, 612x502 - viewed 282 times.)
Logged
ahmedelshfie
Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 954



«
Embed this message
Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 12:22:56 am » posted from:SAO PAULO,SAO PAULO,BRAZIL

In elementary mathematics, physics, and engineering, a Euclidean vector (sometimes called a geometric[1] or spatial vector, or – as here – simply a vector) is a geometric object that has both a magnitude (or length) and direction. A Euclidean vector is frequently represented by a line segment with a definite direction, or graphically as an arrow, connecting an initial point A with a terminal point B,and denoted by \overrightarrow{AB}.

A vector is what is needed to "carry" the point A to the point B; the Latin word vector means "one who carries".The magnitude of the vector is the distance between the two points and the direction refers to the direction of displacement from A to B. Many algebraic operations on real numbers such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and negation have close analogues for vectors, operations which obey the familiar algebraic laws of commutativity, associativity, and distributivity. These operations and associated laws qualify Euclidean vectors as an example of the more generalized concept of vectors defined simply as elements of a vector space.

Vectors play an important role in physics: velocity and acceleration of a moving object and forces acting on it are all described by vectors. Many other physical quantities can be usefully thought of as vectors. Although most of them do not represent distances (such as position or displacement), their magnitude and direction can be still represented by the length and direction of an arrow. The mathematical representation of a physical vector depends on the coordinate system used to describe it. Other vector-like objects that describe physical quantities and transform in a similar way under changes of the coordinate system include pseudovectors and tensors.


* 220px-Vector_AB_from_A_to_B.svg.png (4.4 KB, 220x86 - viewed 249 times.)

* 220px-Vector_by_Zureks.svg.png (6.38 KB, 220x220 - viewed 267 times.)
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
You cannot always have happiness but you can always give happiness. ..."Mother Teresa(1910-1997, Roman Catholic Missionary, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize)"
 
Jump to:  


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Summation of vectors
misc
Fu-Kwun Hwang 23 53035 Last post May 22, 2008, 05:18:42 pm
by Fu-Kwun Hwang
EJS version of Vector addition (sum of two vectors)
misc
Fu-Kwun Hwang 0 8029 Last post October 11, 2009, 02:59:59 pm
by Fu-Kwun Hwang
EJS version of Vector addition (sum of two vectors)
misc
ahmedelshfie 1 5052 Last post October 09, 2010, 02:38:40 am
by ahmedelshfie
Summation of three vectors (Adding three vectors)
misc
Fu-Kwun Hwang 2 13778 Last post August 23, 2012, 11:13:31 am
by 168hengbet
Summation of three vectors (Adding three vectors)
misc
ahmedelshfie 0 4916 Last post December 21, 2010, 05:18:33 pm
by ahmedelshfie
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.051 seconds with 24 queries.since 2011/06/15