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Plotting vectors that connect

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Brennan Macklin
Brennan Macklin on 12 Apr 2016
Edited: Kirby Fears on 12 Apr 2016
I am trying to create a single figure in which I plot the vectors whose x, y points come from a matrix
V = [ 0 2.0840 -8.6160 -0.5878 2.3511; 12.0000 2.1580 21.3252 -0.8090 3.2361]
in such a manner that the beginning of the second vector is at the end of the first, etc. and the resultant force vector is made clear.
thank you in advance if you are able to help me.

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Kirby Fears
Kirby Fears on 12 Apr 2016
Edited: Kirby Fears on 12 Apr 2016
Brennan,
Have you tried using quiver?
V = [0 2.0840 -8.6160 -0.5878 2.3511; 12.0000 2.1580 21.3252 -0.8090 3.2361]';
startPoints = cumsum(V);
startPoints = [0 0; startPoints(1:end-1,:)];
quiver(startPoints(:,1),startPoints(:,2),V(:,1),V(:,2),0);
The last argument to quiver (scale = 0) turns off auto-scaling of the vector lengths.
Hope this helps.

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