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N-tuples and Vectors

  1. Jul 4, 2009 #1
    Who was it that associated n-tuples with vectors (was it originally Hamilton's work)?...or were n-tuples defined as a result of the attempt to define vectors?
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2009 #2

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    Hamilton is given here: http://jeff560.tripod.com/s.html as having first assigned the term set to n-tuples but I can find no reference to its use for vectors.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2009 #3
    Alright then. Thanks again for the assistance.
     
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