A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System

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Courier Dover Publications, 1967 - Mathematics - 270 pages
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The first large-scale study of the development of vectorial systems, awarded a special prize for excellence in 1992 from France’s prestigious Jean Scott Foundation. Traces the rise of the vector concept from the discovery of complex numbers through the systems of hypercomplex numbers created by Hamilton and Grassmann to the final acceptance around 1910 of the modern system of vector analysis. Concentrates on vector addition and subtraction, the forms of vector multiplication, vector division (in those systems where it occurs), and the specification of vector types.
  

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Contents

Hamiltonian Historiography
17
Introduction
47
The Period from 1844 to 1862
77
Grassmanns Ausdehnungslehre of 1862 and
89
Introduction
109
Introduction
146
IN rm 1890s
182
Chapter Seven Tm EiERENCE or Tm MQDERN SYSTEM
211
Chapter Eight SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
247
Index
260
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