Double-entry bookkeeping illustrates one of the most astonishing examples of intellectual insulation between disciplinesâ€”the very opposite of intellectual trespassing.

## The Math of Double-Entry Bookkeeping: Part II (vectors)

February 3, 2010 by

Although double-entry bookkeeping (DEB) has been used in the business world for 5 centuries, the mathematical formulation of the double entry method is almost completely unknown. The correct mathematical formulation allows the generalization from the value scalars of ordinary DEB to multi-dimensional accounting using vectors–which is the topic of this post.