scalar product

noun Mathematics.
inner product ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1875–80

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scalar product
 
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Compare vector product Also called: dot product 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 AB

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scalar product  
The numerical product of the lengths of two vectors and the cosine of the angle between them.
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The introduction of a scalar product achieves both of these goals.
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