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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Lots of homework? [[Professor]] Vector didn't give ''us'' any at all.|Ron|Well, bully for Professor Vector.|[[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1994]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Lots of homework? [[Professor]] Vector didn't give ''us'' any at all.|Ron|Well, bully for Professor Vector.|[[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1994]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
'''Professor Septima Vector''' is a professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Professor Vector is female and likes to give her pupils plenty of complicated homework. [[Arithmancy]], the subject she teaches, is [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite subject.
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'''Professor Septima Vector''' was a professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Professor Vector is female and likes to give her pupils plenty of complicated homework. [[Arithmancy]], the subject she teaches, is [[Hermione Granger]]'s favourite subject.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 11:58, March 4, 2010

Hermione: "Lots of homework? Professor Vector didn't give us any at all."
Ron: "Well, bully for Professor Vector."
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in 1994.[src]

Professor Septima Vector was a professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Vector is female and likes to give her pupils plenty of complicated homework. Arithmancy, the subject she teaches, is Hermione Granger's favourite subject.

Biography

Early life

Nothing is known about Septima's early life, though she may have attended a Wizarding School and may have excelled in Arithmancy.

Career at Hogwarts

Arithmancy classroom

Classroom 7A - Septima's Arithmancy classroom.

At one point of her life, Septima went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and became the Proferssor of Arithmancy. She taught in Classroom 7A in the Castle.

1993

In 1993, Hermione Granger began studying Arithmancy with Professor Vector and excelled in the class. After one lesson, they had a talk about it.

1994

On September 1st, 1994, Professor Vector did not give her fourth year students any homework.

1995

When Rubeus Hagrid returned from a mission given to him by Headmaster Dumbledore, he had a conversation with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, Professor Vector walked past them and was almost knocked of her feet by Hagrid.

1996

In 1996, Hermione Granger thought she may had made a mistake in her homework and visited Professor Vector to discuss it.

1998

In this year the Battle of Hogwarts happened at Hogwarts. It is unknown if Professor Vector participated in fighting with the rest of the staff.

Personality and Traits

Professor Vector was described as very strict by a student who was not sure if he should take her lessons.[1]

Name etymology

Septima most likely comes directly from Latin Septima which translates to "the seventh" (female form). As seven is the most powerful magical number, and Arithmancy deals with the numbers appearing in magic, this name suits the character well. A "vector" is a quantity, velocity for instance, specified by a magnitude and a direction.

Behind the scenes

  • Professor Vector's first name only appeared on a list of of the Hogwarts professors which was released on J. K. Rowling's website.
  • There are two unidentified female teachers who appeared in the films. One of them may be Septima.
  • Originally, she was a male named Septimus and her last name used to be Vecta.[2]

Appearances

Notes and references

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