Jump to navigation Jump to search
Vector Algebra is the branch of mathematics which studies the algebra of vector spaces.
- Results about vector algebra can be found here.
The word algebra originates from the Arabic word al-ğabr, meaning balancing, reduction or restoration.
It originates from the name of a book, circa 825 C.E., by Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi:
- Al-Kitāb al-muḫtaṣar fī ḥisāb al-ğabr wa-l-muqābala (The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing)
- 1951: B. Hague: An Introduction to Vector Analysis (5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text I$: Definitions. Elements of Vector Algebra: $1$. Scalar and Vector Quantities