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Vector Land: An Introduction to 3D Vector Analysis

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Author:Paul Kirby
Description: An online course offering Java applets and 3D graphics to teach 3D vectors and related topics such as 3D graphics programming and Newtonian mechanics. Contents: 3D Vectors; The Dot Product; The Cross Product; the Vector Equation of a Line; The Vector Equation of a Plane; The Point of Intersection of a Line and a Plane; Some Shortest Distance Calculations; Coordinate Systems; and An introduction to parametric curves. Test what you have learned by finding the distance between two cities along the surface of the Earth, docking at a space station, or calculating the angle between two adjacent sides of a dodecahedron.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Courses, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Vector Analysis

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