Subtracting Vectors, A Tutorial
Click the appropriate buttons to perform the actions mentioned
below.Put the vectors tail-to-tail.
Connect the tip of the vector with the negative sign (in this case B)
to the other tip.
To find the difference A - B:
Starting at the tail of C, you can reach its tip
indirectly first by going against B then by going along
Put the vectors tip-to-tip.
Connect the tail of the vector with the positive sign (in this case
A) to the other tail.
Starting at the tail of C, you can reach
its tip indirectly first by going along A then by going
Authored by Kevork Spartalian, University of Vermont,
based on Davidson