Vector Addition

Tutorial on the addition of vectors.

Vectors are mathematical quantities used to represent concepts such as force or velocity which have both a magnitude and a direction.

Addition of two Vectors

The addition of two vectors A(v1 , v2) and B (u1 , u2) gives vector

A + B = < v1 + u1 , v2 + u2>

Below is an html5 applets that may be used to understand the geometrical explanation of the addition of two vectors. Enter components of vectors A and B and use buttons to draw, add, zoom in and out as well as translate the system of axes.

Components of vector A
Components of vector B
Translate origin

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