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vector

The term vector is used in mathematics, physics, computer graphics and engineering, and also in SNA architecture.

  1. In mathematics and physics, a vector is described as a spatial quantity described by its initial coordinates, angle, and magnitude. A vector is represented by an arrow. This model is also used in computer graphics.

  2. In SNA architecture, a vector is understood to be a data segment of an SNA message. A vector is limited to a length field, it consists of a key that describes the vector type and vector-specific data.

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Englisch: vector
Updated at: 18.09.2006
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