Assuming that we can’t bold our variables (say, we’re writing math as opposed to typing it), is it “not mathematically mature” to put an arrow over a vector?

I ask this because in my linear algebra class, my professor never used arrow notation, so sometimes it wasn’t obvious between distinguishing a scalar and a vector. (Granted, he did reserve u, v, and w to mean vectors.) At the same time, my machine learning class used arrows to denote vectors, but I know some other machine learning literature chooses not to put arrows on top of their vectors.

Ultimately, I just want a yes or no answer, so at least I do not seem like an immature writer when writing my own papers someday.

**Answer**

A sign of mathematical maturity is the awareness that truth is invariant under changes of notation.

**Attribution***Source : Link , Question Author : hlin117 , Answer Author : Rob Arthan*