Definition of scalar product in English:

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scalar product

noun

Mathematics
A scalar function of two vectors, equal to the product of their magnitudes and the cosine of the angle between them. Also called dot product. Compare with vector product.
  • Written as a.b or ab
Example sentences
  • The first scalar product could have told us that one of the digits was 6 too small but then no sensible answer would have been obtainable from the second scalar product.
  • The scalar product also appears in Grassmann's 1844 work.
  • To judge this number, note that the scalar product between uncorrelated motions follows a Gaussian distribution of 0.015 half-width.

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