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Triple (Scalar) Product

A way of multiplying three vectors in which the product is a scalar. The absolute value of a triple product is the volume of the parallelepiped formed by the three vectors.

The triple product of vectors u, v, and w is u·(v×w).

 

 

See also

Dot product, cross product

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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