Magnitude and Direction (Intro)


Interact with this app for a minute or two. The vector, its initial point, and its terminal point are all moveable.

Suppose these vectors represent two different wind forces blowing on this crumpled up piece of paper. Ignoring air resistance, draw the path you think this crumpled up piece of paper will take.

What if the wind forces occurred at separate times (i.e. one after the other)? Would the piece of paper end up in the same spot? Explain.