Downloadable simulation: Vector addition (Mathematica)

Posted on August 23, 2010 by


Downloadable simulation of how two vectors add using arrows and using components.

This Demonstration illustrates head-to-toe addition of vectors in the coordinate plane. Initial and terminal ends of the vectors can be located in an [-8, 8] by [-8, 8] window.


Mathematica is a program that let’s computers simulate complex mathematics using files called Mathematica notebooks. To run the simulation you must first download a Mathematica player (free!) and then download any notebooks you want to run.