Michael j crowes account of the evolution of our modern system of vector analysis was first published in 1967 but the history it refers to is a good bit older the book traces the idea of a vectorial system from beginnings with the notion of the composition of velocities known to the ancient greeks it continues through attempts to find a . This prize winning study traces the rise of the vector concept from the discovery of complex numbers through the systems of hypercomplex numbers created by hamilton and grassmann to the final acceptance around 1910 of the modern system of vector analysis concentrates on vector addition and subtraction the forms of vector multiplication and more. Book reviews a history of vector analysis the evolution of the idea of a vectorial system michael j crowe university of notre dame press notre dame ind 1967 xviii 270 pp illus 1295 by howard eves see all hide authors and affiliations science 09 may 1969 vol 164 issue 3880 pp 673 doi 101126 science1643880673 article info metrics eletters pdf this is a pdf . A history of vector analysis the evolution of the idea of a vectorial system dover books on mathematics series dover books on advanced mathematics author michael j crowe edition illustrated reprint revised publisher dover 1994 isbn 0486679101 9780486679105 length 270 pages subjects. A history of vector analysis the evolution of the idea of a vectorial system dover books on mathematics series dover books on advanced mathematics autore michael j crowe edizione illustrata ristampa riveduta editore courier corporation 1994 isbn 0486679101 9780486679105 lunghezza 270 pagine esporta citazione bibtex endnote refman
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