Quaternions, Vectors, and Veritable Numbers

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Scientific Paper
Title Quaternions, Vectors, and Veritable Numbers
Author(s) Peter F Erickson
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Published 2009
Journal None


Quaternions were discovered (or invented) early in the 19th century, when Sir William Rowan Hamilton set out to duplicate a significant part of the imaginary number system. His efforts were not entirely right; however, the later attempts by Josiah Willard Gibbs and others to replace the quaternions with vectors were not entirely right either. But much can be done with the newly discovered veritable number system.