Narwal asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 11 months ago

Why can you pull out a scalar of a dot product, when it only applies to one vector?


For example,

(* is dot product, not multiplication here)

why does 2v * w = 2(v * w)

but 2v*2v does NOT = 2(v *v)

2 Answers

  • 11 months ago

    The dot product involves multiplying two vectors together. The result is a single number.

  • DIEGO.
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    nice question!!

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