What is Scalar triple product: Definition and 15 Discussions
In geometry and algebra, the triple product is a product of three 3-dimensional vectors, usually Euclidean vectors. The name "triple product" is used for two different products, the scalar-valued scalar triple product and, less often, the vector-valued vector triple product.
Homework Statement
The volume of a parallelepiped defined by the vectors w, u, \text{ and }v, \text{ where } w=u \times v is computed using:
V = w \cdot (u \times v)
However, if the parallelepiped is defined by the vectors w-u, u, \text{ and }v, \text{ where } w=u \times v instead, the volume...
The determinant of a 3x3 matrix can be interpreted as the volume of a parallellepiped made up by the column vectors (well, could also be the row vectors but here I am using the columns), which is also the scalar triple product.
I want to show that:
##det A \overset{!}{=} a_1 \cdot (a_2 \times...
MIT OCW 18.06 using Intro to Linear Algebra by Strang
So I was working through some stuff about Cyclic Matrices, and the text was talking about how the column vectors that make up this cyclic matrix, shown here,
are coplanar, and that is the reason that Ax = b will have either infinite...
Homework Statement
I will just post an image of the problem
and here's the link if the above is too small: http://i.imgur.com/JB6FEog.png?1Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I've been playing with it, but I can't figure out a good way to "grip" this problem.
I can see some things...
Homework Statement
Prove that for any three vectors ##\hat a, \hat b ## and ## \hat c##, ##\hat a \cdot (\hat b \times \hat c)## = ##(\hat a \times \hat b) \cdot \hat c ##
Homework Equations
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## \hat i \cdot \hat i = \hat j \cdot \hat j = \hat k \cdot \hat k = (1)(1)\cos(0) = 1 ##
##...
Dear all,
Can anyone please explain how the linear combination of non-coplanar and non-orthogonal coordinate axes representing a point x as shown below is derived. Please use the reference text attached in this post to explain to me as i will find it a bit relevant. I want to...
Dear all,
My question is from the text of Alan F. Beardon, Algebra and Geometry concerning the scalar triple product. I have attached the text in this post.
In order for the STP to be non-zero. The 3 vectors must be distinct and they are not coplanar. 2 vectors can be coplanar...
The volume of a triangular prism is given by:
v = ½ |a • b x c|
Where b and c are two of the sides of the triangular face of the prism, and a is the length of the prism.
The volume of a rectangular/parallelogram-based pyramid is given by:
V = ⅓ |a • b x c|
My question is, what are a, b...
Homework Statement
Find an expression equivalent for the derivative of the scalar triple product
a(t) . (b(t) x c(t))The Attempt at a Solution
Initially I figured since whatever comes out of B X C is being dotted with A, I can use the derivative rules of a dot product:
(a(t)' . (b(t) x...
Hi,
I'm trying to find a general expression for the scalar triple product for 3 vectors in a simultaneous configuration, that depends only on the inter-vector angles, A1, A2 and A3.
I have expressed this quantity in terms of the spherical polar coordinates of the vectors (the length being...
Homework Statement
Prove that
(A X B) X C = AxBxCx (i x k) + AyBxCy (j x k)
where i , j and k are unit vectors ?
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
let A= Axi+Ayj
B= Bxi+Byj
L.H.S = (AXB)XC
= (C.A) B - (C.B) A
= (AxCx+AyCy)(Bxi+Byj)- (BxCx+ByCy)(Axi+Ayj)...
Homework Statement
Show that u, v, w lie in the same plane in R3 if and only if u · (v × w) = 0.
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
if u · (v × w) = 0, then u is orthogonal to vxw, and
vxw is orthogonal to v and w.
therefore, u must lie in the same plane...
Greetings all,
I'm reading about a way to solve for the volume of a "parallelepiped" in 3 space, which is determined by vectors u, v and w. The volume is apparently the absolute value of the determinant given by the matrix
u1 u2 u3
v1 v2 v3
w1 w2 w3
which is the same as the scalar triple...