Vector Addition

The Vector Addition Interactive provides learners with a tool for visualizing the addition of vectors using either the head-to-tail method or the component method. Up to three vectors can be added and the resultant is drawn. The components of each vector can be toggled on and off; the magnitudes of the components are displayed as a numerical value. The Interactive can serve as a great tool for learning how vectors add together.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.



Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.