Vectors

Adding Vectors

Adding Vectors: How to Find the Resultant of Three or More Vectors

Adding and Subtracting Vectors


To add or subtract two vectors, add or subtract the corresponding components.

Let and be two vectors.

Then, the sum of and is the vector


The difference of and is


The sum of two or more vectors is called the resultant. The resultant of two vectors can be found using either the parallelogram method or the triangle method.


To add or subtract two vectors, add or subtract the corresponding components.

Let and be two vectors.

Then, the sum of and is the vector


The difference of and is


The sum of two or more vectors is called the resultant. The resultant of two vectors can be found using either the parallelogram method or the triangle method.