GRAPHIC METHOD OF VECTOR ADDITION
Figure 17 Vector F2
Figure 18 Resultant
Draw the second vector connected to
the end of the first vector.
Start the tail of the second
vector at the head of the first
Ensure that the second vector is
also drawn to scale.
Ensure proper angular
orientation of the second vector
with respect to the axes of the
graph (see Figure 17).
Add other vectors sequentially.
Add one vector at a time.
Always start the tail of the new vector at the head of the previous vector.
Draw all vectors to scale and with proper angular orientation.
When all given vectors have been
drawn, draw and label a resultant
vector, F , from the point of origin
of the axes to the head of the final
The tail of the resultant is the
tail of the first vector drawn
as shown in Figure 18.
The head of the resultant is at
the head of the last vector