# How to overlay a parametric curve on a vector field plot?

Is it possible to overlay parametrized curves on two-dimensional vector plots?

For example, I'd like to be able to overlay circles

$$\mathbf{c}(t)=\langle R\cos t+h, R\sin t+k\rangle$$

(for specific values of $R, h, k$) on

VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}]


In fact, I'd really like to be able to overlay the circles as well as their tangent and normal vector fields, shown in a different color than the underlying field.

The documentation doesn't give examples of this sort. Perhaps it could be done by using a second field for which the circle I desire to plot is a streamline?

• ParametricPlot and Show is one way. – Michael E2 Feb 8 '18 at 1:24
• Show[Graphics[Circle[]], VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}]] – David G. Stork Feb 8 '18 at 1:39
• VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}, Epilog -> ParametricPlot[ Evaluate[ Join @@ Table[{r Cos[t] + h, r Sin[t] + k}, {r, 1, 4, 1}, {k, -1, 1, 1}, {h, -1, 1, 1}]], {t, 0, 2 Pi}][]]? – kglr Feb 8 '18 at 1:44
• Thanks for all the solutions; I didn't know Show. Show[ParametricPlot[ {Cos[t] - 1, Sin[t] - 1}, {t, 0, 2*Pi}], VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -10, 10}, {y, -10, 10}], PlotRange -> {{-10, 10}, {-10, 10}}, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0} gives a nice solution. – symplectomorphic Feb 8 '18 at 1:45

Manipulate[VectorPlot[{x, y}, {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}, 