In mathematics, physics, and engineering, a Euclidean vector (sometimes called a geometric or spatial vector, or simply a vector) is a geometric object that has magnitude (or length) and direction and can be added to other vectors according to vector algebra. A Euclidean vector is frequently represented by a line segment with a definite direction, or graphically as an arrow, connecting an initial point A with a terminal point B, and denoted by
A
B
→
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{\displaystyle {\overrightarrow {AB}}.}
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Physics deals with a great many quantities that have both size and direction, and it needs a special mathematical language —the language of vectors —to describe those quantities. This language is also used in engineering, the other sciences, and even in common speech.
Jearl Walker, David Halliday, and Robert Resnick, Fundamentals of Physics (10th ed., 2014), Ch. 3. Vectors
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