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Vector

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A vector is a pysicochemical quantity with magnitude and spatial direction of a gradient. Symbols for vectors are written in bold face. For example, velocity, v, and the fundamental forces of physics, F, are vectors. An infinitesimal area is a vector, dA, perpendicular to the plane.


Reference: Cohen 2008 IUPAC Green Book

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