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Addition of vectors

This animation shows the addition of two vectors (F1 and F2) to give a resultant vector (R). The lengths and directions of the two vectors (shown by the blue lines) can be varied by dragging one of the yellow balls attached to the end of the vectors. The data for the vectors and the resultant is shown at the bottom of the display.

(For further animations and resources please visit: schoolphysics

© Keith Gibbs/John Bourne 2016