Introduction to Vector Addition and Scalar Multiplication

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Introduction to Vector Addition and Scalar Multiplication In the strictly mathematical definition of a vector, the only operations that vectors are required to possess are those of addition and scalar multiplication. (Compare this with the operations allowed on ordinary real numbers, or scalars, in which
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Unformatted text preview: we are given addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). For instance, in a raw vector space there is no obvious way to multiply two vectors together to get a third vector--even though we will define a couple of ways of performing vector multiplication in vector multiplication....
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