Josiah Willard Gibbs Quote

The numerical description of a vector requires three numbers, but nothing prevents us from using a single number for its symbolical designation. An algebra or analytical method in which a single letter or other expression is used to specify a vector may be called a vector algebra or vector analysis.


Elements of Vector Analysis Arranged for the Use of Students in Physics, 1881

Picture Quote 1

The numerical description of a vector requires three numbers, but nothing prevents us from using a single number for its symbolical designation. An...

Picture Quote 2

The numerical description of a vector requires three numbers, but nothing prevents us from using a single number for its symbolical designation. An...

Picture Quote 3

The numerical description of a vector requires three numbers, but nothing prevents us from using a single number for its symbolical designation. An...

Picture Quote 4

The numerical description of a vector requires three numbers, but nothing prevents us from using a single number for its symbolical designation. An...