
Re: What does one call vector geometry without a coordinate system?
Posted:
Aug 30, 2013 10:25 PM


On Sat, 31 Aug 2013, Sam Sung wrote: > On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:30:23 0700 (PDT), lite.on.beta@gmail.com wrote: > > > I remember in grade school (grade 8 or 9ish) we did geometry with vectors as a tool but without any coordinate system. > > > > We often picked a random point and called it O, then proved things like if > > M was midpoint between two points A, B, then: > > > > OM = 1/2 * (OA + OB) > > > > A lot of stuff was proven with just points and vectors from points to > > other points (with the fact OX = XO used heavily). > > > > What's the name of this geometry? I'm thinking of looking this stuff up > > again. > > They called it be topology... > That's wrong. It's a vector space.

