scalar triple product

or triple scalar product


noun Mathematics.

the volume of the parallelepiped defined by three given vectors, u, v, and w, usually represented as u·v1(v×w), [uvw], or (uvw), where × denotes a cross product and · denotes an inner product.

Nearby words

  1. scalage,
  2. scalar,
  3. scalar field,
  4. scalar multiplication,
  5. scalar product,
  6. scalare,
  7. scalariform,
  8. scalation,
  9. scalawag,
  10. scalawags

Origin of scalar triple product

First recorded in 1900–05

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