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Discussion and Conclusions

As we have seen, while not a panacea, the power of vector notation really shines once we leave the Euclidean plane and begin to work in 3D. It can allow us to reduce a problem to its algebraic or geometric essentials and to subsequently cleanly code the solution using any Cartesian coordinate system. In addition, the interests of academic scholarship have brought me new insights into historical thinking about seismic acquisition, processing, and imaging that offer tantalizing hints how more recent approaches may benefit from those ``old school'' ideas. Stay tuned!