# Adding Vectors Geometrically

- Author:
- Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Vectors

**Students:**This applet will help you discover how we geometrically add any 2 vectors. This applet also accompanies the

*Adding Vectors: Introduction*packet you received at the beginning of class.

**To Use:**1) Determine the components of vectors

**u**and

**v**by using the

**purple**and

**green**sliders. 2) Slide the black slider (bottom right) to geometrically form vectors

**u**and

**v.**3) Move the

**YELLOW POINT**(initial point of

**v**) ON TOP OF the

**ORANGE POINT**(terminal point of

**u**). 4) Slide the additional slider that appears once you complete step (3). The vector that appears will be the the

**RESULTANT VECTOR**. In this case, the

**RESULTANT VECTOR**is the sum of vectors

**u**and

**v**.