Aswithcomponentsandadditionofvectorscoordinatesallowus

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Unformatted text preview: them? , how can we compute the angle between Today We'll learn about a marvelous tool for answering these questions called the d o t p ro d u c t . As with components and addition of vectors, coordinates allow us to calculate the geometry. As simple as they seem, the ideas we'll discuss here tap into one of the richest veins of ideas in mathematics. Definition The dot product of two vectors is the number Definition The dot product of two vectors is the number Note: this is a number (scalar), not a vector! Examples Practice Compute these dot products (build a data set for your inner chil...
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