Definitions for scalar product
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: inner product . 1
Origin of scalar product:
scalar product, inner product, dot product(noun)
a real number (a scalar) that is the product of two vectors
The product of two vectors computed as the sum of the corresponding elements of the vectors, or, equivalently, as the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the cosine of the angle between their directions.
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