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scalar triple product

or triple scalar product

noun

, Mathematics.
  1. the volume of the parallelepiped defined by three given vectors, u, v, and w, usually represented as u·v 1 ( v×w ), [ uvw ], or ( uvw ), where × denotes a cross product and · denotes an inner product.


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Origin of scalar triple product1

First recorded in 1900–05

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