Vector Triple Dot Product
Vector triple dot product is a multiplication of three vectors that produce another vector. First vector and vector are multiplied using inner product , and then the scalar result of the inner product is used as a scalar multiple to the vector . Geometrically triple dot product is the same as vector scalar multiple that stretch or shrink the vector based on the angle between vector and vector . When the vector and vector are collinear the angle is zero and the triple dot product exactly the same as vector . As the angle between vector and vector is larger than zero, the length of vector reduces up to zerovector when the angle between vector and vector is perpendicular.
Example
Suppose we have three vectors
,
and
.
First we compute dot product
Then, the triple dot product is just scalar multiple of the first vector
The interactive program below helps you to compute vector triple dot algebraically. You input 3 vectors of the same dimension. The program output is the vector triple dot product. Random example button will generate random vectors at the right format.
Properties
Some important properties of related to triple dot product is

Vector triple dot product is related to triple cross product:
See Also : Scalar triple product , triple cross product
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