
Re: difference between a vector and a point (in R^n)
Posted:
Aug 26, 2013 10:00 PM


Hamilton created all of the language of vector mechanics, with quaternions; use it for special relativity e.g., and Minkowksi's insane sloganeering dysappears
> Now here's the confusing bit. It's very common to abbreviate the > > vector xi + yj + zk to (x,y,z). That gives us the same notation for > > the _coordinates_ of a point and the _components_ of its position > > vector.

