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Chris
11/26/12 11:17am

Dear all,

I would like to know if there is a possibility with Mathematica to define let's say v1, v2, v3, v4 as general vectors and l1,l2,l3,l4 as scalars such that when I enter

(l1*v1 + l2*v2).(l3*v3 + l4*v4), it returns

l1*l3*(v1.v2) + l1*l4*(v1.v4) + l2*l3*(v2.v3) + l2*l4*(v2.v4)

Thank you in advance for your help.

Chris

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Re: how to simplify symbolic scalar products jf 11/27/12 1:07pm
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