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written by Paul Falstad
This applet demonstrates the dot product geometrically, with color-coded vectors which can be adjusted with the mouse. The mathematical values of the vectors, their components, the angle and their dot product are displayed on the right. Simple directions and the source are included.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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Metadata instance created June 21, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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March 10, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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P. Falstad, , WWW Document, (
P. Falstad, Dot Product, <>.
APA Format
Falstad, P. (n.d.). Dot Product. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Falstad, Paul. Dot Product. (accessed 19 July 2024).
MLA Format
Falstad, Paul. Dot Product. 19 July 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Paul Falstad", Title = {Dot Product}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {19 July 2024}, Year = {} }
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