Definition of scalar product in English:

scalar product

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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
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    • 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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