Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Cac077, Dot Products
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
eBook, Interactive

Education Standards (1)

Dot products modules

Overview

After completing this section, students should be able to do the following.

  • Compute dot products.
  • Use dot products to compute the angle between vectors.
  • Find orthogonal projections.
  • Find scalar projections.
  • Use the dot product in applied settings.
  • Find orthogonal decompositions.

The Dot Product

Ximera Module

The dot product is an important operation between vectors that captures geometric information.

Projections and orthogonal decomposition

Ximera Module

Projections tell us how much of one vector lies in the direction of another and are important in physical applications.