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IEVref:102-01-12ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: neutral element, <for addition>
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Definition: in a set where an addition is defined, unique element n, if it exists, such that a + n = a for any element a

Note 1 to entry: For numbers, the neutral element for addition is the number zero, denoted by 0. For vectors, the neutral element is the zero vector, denoted by 0 or 0 MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aaatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgarqqtubsr4rNCHbGe aGqipG0dh9qqWrVepG0dbbL8F4rqqrVepeea0xe9LqFf0xc9q8qqaq Fn0lXdHiVcFbIOFHK8Feea0dXdar=Jb9hs0dXdHuk9fr=xfr=xfrpe WZqaaeaaciWacmGadaGadeaadaGaaqaaaOqaaiqaicdagaWcaaaa@361D@ . For matrices, the neutral element is the zero matrix. For scalar quantities of a given kind, the neutral element is a quantity of the same kind, whose numerical value is zero.


Publication date:2008-08
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Internal notes:2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO
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