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Could someone explain me the difference between the inner product and the dot product?

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Could someone explain me the difference between the inner product and the dot product?

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1) <u, v>= <v, u> (or, if the vector space is over the complex numbers, the complex conjugate of <v, u>.

2) <u+ v, w>= <u, w>+ <v, w>.

3) <ku, v>= k<u, v> for any number k.

Of course, any dot product is an inner product.

Going the other way,

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