Definition:Vector Notation/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Vector Notation

During the course of development of vector analysis, various notations were introduced, as follows:

Symbol Used by
$\mathbf a$ Josiah Willard Gibbs and Edwin Bidwell Wilson
Oliver Heaviside
Cesare Burali-Forti and Roberto Marcolongo
$\mathscr A$ Max Abraham
$\mathfrak A$ Vladimir Sergeyevitch Ignatowski
$\mathbf A$ Hendrik Antoon Lorentz