Front page of the second edition (1861)
|Born||may be 1791|
|Died||may be 1830|
C. V. Mourey (1791? – 1830?) was a French mathematician who wrote a work of 100 pages titled La vraie théorie des quantités négatives et des quantités prétendues imaginaires (The true theory of negative quantities and of alleged imaginary quantities), published in Paris in 1828 and reedited in 1861, in which he gave a systematic presentation of vector theory. He seems to be the first mathematician to state the necessity of specifying the conditions of equality between vectors.
- The dates are stated in the MacTutor History of Mathematics, supposing Mourey was a mécanicien à Paris.
- Windred, page 539.
- Crowe, pages 11 and 16.
- Schubring, page 569.
- O'Connor & Robertson, MacTutor History of Mathematics.
- Crowe, Michael J. (1994). A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System. New York: Dover. ISBN 0-486-67910-1.
- Schubring, Gert (2005). Conflicts Between Generalization, Rigor, and Intuition. Springer. ISBN 978-0387-22836-5.
- Windred, G. (1929). "History of the Theory of Imaginary and Complex Quantities". The Mathematical Gazette. 14 (203): 533–541. ISSN 0025-5572. JSTOR 3606116.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "C. V. Mourey", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
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