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A vector is an element of a vector space.



You can imagine a vector as an arrow with start point A and an end point B. It has a length and a direction.

A vector is a geometric object with a norm, a direction and a sense.


Example 1

The strenght of the electric field is a vector quantity, and has a direction as well as a size.



The term vector was introduced in 1837 by the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton.

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