### scalar

• n. [数] 标量；[数] 数量
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scalar 梯子状的，标量的，纯量的，无向量的

"resembling a ladder," 1650s, from Latin scalaris "of or pertaining to a ladder," from scalae (plural) "ladder, steps, flight of steps" (see scale (n.2)). Mathematical sense first recorded 1846.
1. For this reason the inner product is called also the scalar product.

2. The dot product, being the product of three scalars, is a scalar.

3. In PASCAL , a collection of nonreal scalar elements, called members.

4. We recognize this expression as just the scalar product.

5. The volume V is given in terms of the scalar triple product.