One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A scalar function of two vectors, equal to the product of their magnitudes and the cosine of the angle between them.
- ‘To judge this number, note that the scalar product between uncorrelated motions follows a Gaussian distribution of 0.015 half-width.’
- ‘The scalar product also appears in Grassmann's 1844 work.’
- ‘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.’
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