One of my mathematics-trivia-of-the-day Twitter feeds mentioned that Saturday was the birthday of Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 to 4 December 1679), and yes, that Hobbes. 822 more words
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Two-dimensional area starts and ends in pretty much the same place, with base and height. Kids in elementary school calculate space by counting grids. Calculus classrooms do the same thing (on a more complex level of course), but through the short cut of integration. 117 more words
The standard dot product in Euclidean space is defined as:
We can generalise this notion to an arbitrary vector space.
Definition: An inner product on a vector space over a field is a function… 178 more words