(mathematics) The vector whose initial and final points are those of a series of other vectors laid end to end.

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Vector-sum Sentence Examples

The resultant force due to these two pointcharges must then be in the direction CP, and its value E is the vector sum of the two forces along AP and BP due to the two point-charges.

By successive applications of the above rule any number of forces acting on a particle may be replaced by a single force which is the vector-sum of the given forces; this single force -~ ~-~ -~

If the plane in question be chosen perpendicular to the direction of the vector-sum of the given forces, the vector-sum of the components Q is zero, and these components are therefore equivalent to a couple (~ 4).

C Let a, ~ be the angles which AA, BB make with the direction of the vector-sum, on opposite sides.