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Key Topic: Vector Addition

On the lunar surface, environmental sensors and instruments will need to be placed within proximity of a lunar outpost. Students will work with vector addition to find an answer to this space exploration problem.

Students will
  • add, subtract, and resolve displacement and velocity vectors to determine components of a vector along two specified, mutually perpendicular axes; and
  • determine the net displacement of a particle or the location of a particle relative to another.

> Lunar Surface Instrumentation Educator Edition (PDF 213 KB)
> Lunar Surface Instrumentation Student Edition (PDF 189 KB)

Files for use with the TI-Nspireā„¢
> Lunar Surface Instrumentation TI_Nspire Educator Edition (PDF 384 KB)
> Lunar Surface Instrumentation TI_Nspire Student Edition (PDF 146 KB)
Note: The following files are software specific files for Texas Instrument Nspire calculators.
> Lunar Surface Instrumentation TI_Nspire Document (TNS 99 KB)
> Lunar Surface Instrumentation TI_Nspire Document w/ Solutions (TNS 97 KB)