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Quaternions vs Vectors?

  1. Jan 15, 2008 #1
    I read that people prefer vectors over quaternions (e.g. for electromagnetism), since one can do the same operations more transparent. Is it really a matter of preference? What's advantages of one or the other?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 15, 2008 #2
    Actually, differential forms together with vectors appears to be the currently preferred "flavor".
     
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