Does anyone know what the geometrical interpretation of a dot product in 3-D is? I am calculating the dot product between two vectors in 3d and need to use the |a||b|cos(theta) interpretation basically, but that is for 2d. Can I just tack on an additional cos(theta2)? Thanks a lot for your help!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

-Stephen

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# Geometrical interpretation of dot product?

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