The Independence of Vectors software includes five simulations to illustrate, teach, and practice the concept that vectors act independently if they are perpendicular to one another. Several of the simulations revolve around the well-known problem of a motorboat crossing a moving river. Instructor’s notes are included with suggestions on how to use each of the simulations with your classes and a sample solution of a motorboat problem.
Here is a list of the five simulations:
• Car Moving along A Wall
• Motorboat Across River
• Motorboat Problem
• Fastest Time Across River
• Fastest Time Vector Diagram
Product Type: Handout and Software - Tutorial, Problem Solving, Simulations, Lecture Aide
Curriculum: Physics – Mechanics - Vectors
Level: Grades 9-12 & college
Used With: PC Computer (with projector for classroom presentation)
Objectives: 1) Understand the meaning of vector
independence and when it applies
2) Be able to solve problems using the
concept of vector independence
Time To Use:~ 1+ hours or 1-2 periods of instruction and homework
Requirements: PC Computer with Windows XP or later
The software and handout are downloaded as an executable file (.exe) file which, when run, will install the software and Word file in c:\multsci\indofvectors directory unless you select otherwise during installation.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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