Vector Calculator & Component Resolver

Learning Tool Last Enhanced on February 2, 2013 at 3:19 amadmin 2 Comments ↓

Vector Addition involves resolving vectors into components and adding using the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometry.

These tools can be used to construct or resolve a vector. All answers are provided to three decimal places. (These tools only support integers and decimals, fractions are not allowed)

  1. Vector Construction Kits
  2. Vector Decomposition

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Vector Addition / Subtraction, given vector components
Be sure to use negative signs for any values that are in the opposite direction.
Magnitude of the vector's horizontal component
Magnitude of the vector's vertical component

Vector Addition / Subtraction, given vectors
Angles should be input in degrees, measured counterclockwise from the horizontal axis / 0 degrees / East.
Magnitude of 1st vector Direction of 1st vector
Magnitude of 2nd vector Direction of 2nd vector
Magnitude of 3rd vector (optional) Direction of 3rd vector

Resolve a Vector into its Components, given magnitude and direction
Convert from polar coordinates to cartesian coordinates
Angles should be input in degrees, measured counterclockwise from the horizontal axis / 0 degrees / East.
Vector Magnitude (R, radius) Vector direction (angle, in degrees)