Basic Vector Algebra

  • J. L. Nowinski
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG, volume 22)


As already stated, elementary geometry deals with properties of, and relations between, objects (figures) assumed to dwell in an ideal, Euclidean space of three dimensions. An important class of these objects is the collection of directed line segments, known as “ordinary” vectors. These quantities are endowed with both magnitude and direction, and are graphically represented by arrows. In the first four chapters of this book, a vector will be denoted by a boldface letter or by two letters with an arrow above them, such as \( \overrightarrow {AB} \), indicating the origin, A, and the terminus, B,of the vector.


Scalar Multiplication Axiomatic System Arbitrary Vector Affine Space Boldface Letter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Nowinski
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  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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