Mathematical Analysis

Vector and Other Analyses

How are vectors added?

One way to combine vectors is through addition (or composition). This can be done algebraically or graphically. For example, to add the two vectors U [-3, 1] and V [5, 2], one can add their corresponding components to find the resultant vector R [2, 3]. One also can graph U and V on a set of coordinate axes, completing the parallelogram formed with U and V as adjacent sides, obtaining R as the diagonal from the common vertex of U and V.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Math Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App