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Vector 1
Vector 2
Resultant
Vector Addition
University of Louisville Physics and Astronomy Module Project
Credits: Brianna Ausbrooks
MIT License Copyright (c) 2017 B. Ausbrooks and J. Kielkopf
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Click and drag a near a vector tip to change its magnitude and direction.

You may have to search for the sensitive spot to grab a vector.

Values

The magnitude and direction will be updated as you change the vector.
Check "Show Resultant" and "Show Components to see the sum of the vectors and the values in the information box.

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Explanation

The vectors are represented by x and y components, and by their magnitude and angle.

The sum of two vectors is the sum of their components, displayed as a result with the magnitude and angle those components generate.

If V1 is (x1, y1) and V2 is (x2, y2),
their sum is V3 = (x1 + x2 , y1) + y1).