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Topic: difference between a vector and a point (in R^n)
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Karl-Olav Nyberg

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Re: difference between a vector and a point (in R^n)
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 3:50 PM
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On Monday, August 26, 2013 5:51:00 PM UTC+2, wrote:
> What is the difference between a vector and a point?
> Why are there two concepts?
> Wessel described complex numbers as "vectors" in some space like R^2.
> Argand described complex numbers are "points" in some space like R^2.
> What's the difference?
> What's wrong with me saying "a vector is a point, and a point is a vector" ?

There is actually no difference between C. Wessel and Argand representation of complex numbers.


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