Graphical Vector Addition  Adding two vectors A and B graphically can be visualized like two successive walks, with the vector sum being the vector distance from the beginning to the end point. Representing the vectors by arrows drawn to scale, the beginning of vector B is placed at the end of vector A. The vector sum R can be drawn as the vector from the beginning to the end point. The process can be done mathematically by finding the components of A and B, combining to form the components of R, and then converting to polar form.  Index
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Example of Vector Components
Polar Form Example
Combining Vector Components  After finding the components for the vectors A and B, these components may be just simply added to find the components of the resultant vector R. The components fully specify the resultant of the vector addition, but it is often desirable to put the resultant in polar form.  Index
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Resolving a Vector Into Components
Magnitude and Direction from Components
Vector Addition, Two Vectors
Vector Addition, Three Vectors
Vector Addition, Four Vectors








