Triangle Law

Author:
dshaft
Topic:
Addition
Move the points at the tips of the two vectors to adjust their magnitudes and directions. Check "Show Triangle Law" to show your vectors positioned according to the triangle law Check "Show Resultant" to see the resulting vector from adding u and v
Describe the positioning of the two vectors according to the triangle law. (Think about the relationship between their tails and tips). How would you describe what the the resultant vector shows about the relationship between these two vectors according to this law? What does this tell you about the nature of vector addition? What does it mean to walk the path of the two vectors being added versus the resultant?