scalar product

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Origin of scalar product

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for scalar product

scalar product

noun
  1. the product of two vectors to form a scalar, whose value is the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the cosine of the angle between them. Written: A · B or ABAlso called: dot product Compare vector product
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scalar product in Science

scalar product

  1. The numerical product of the lengths of two vectors and the cosine of the angle between them.
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