## A history of vector analysis: the evolution of the idea of a vectorial system |

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### Contents

Chapter One The Earliest Traditions | 1 |

Chapter Two Sir William Rowan Hamilton | 17 |

Chapter Three Other Early Vectorial Systems | 47 |

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