## What is the matrix-vector product?

Matrix-vector product If we let Ax=b, then b is an m×1 column vector. In other words, the number of rows in A (which can be anything) determines the number of rows in the product b. The general formula for a matrix-vector product is Ax=[a11a12… a1na21a22…

**Can you dot product a matrix and a vector?**

Given the rules of matrix multiplication, we cannot multiply two vectors when they are both viewed as column matrices. If we try to multiply an n×1 matrix with another n×1 matrix, this product is not defined. The number of columns of the first matrix (1) does not match the number of rows of the second matrix (n).

**What is vector and matrix multiplication?**

Matrix-vector multiplication is an operation between a matrix and a vector that produces a new vector. Notably, matrix-vector multiplication is only defined between a matrix and a vector where the length of the vector equals the number of columns of the matrix.

### How do you do dot product?

Calculate the dot product of a=(1,2,3) and b=(4,−5,6). Do the vectors form an acute angle, right angle, or obtuse angle? we calculate the dot product to be a⋅b=1(4)+2(−5)+3(6)=4−10+18=12. Since a⋅b is positive, we can infer from the geometric definition, that the vectors form an acute angle.

**What is the dot product of two matrices?**

The dot product of two vectors is the sum of the products of elements with regards to position. The first element of the first vector is multiplied by the first element of the second vector and so on. The sum of these products is the dot product which can be done with np.

**Is dot product and inner product the same?**

An inner product is a generalization of the dot product. In a vector space, it is a way to multiply vectors together, with the result of this multiplication being a scalar.

## Can you dot two matrices?

Multiplication of two matrices involves dot products between rows of first matrix and columns of the second matrix. The first step is the dot product between the first row of A and the first column of B. The result of this dot product is the element of resulting matrix at position [0,0] (i.e. first row, first column).

**What is the product of two matrices?**

The product of two matrices can be computed by multiplying elements of the first row of the first matrix with the first column of the second matrix then, add all the product of elements. Continue this process until each row of the first matrix is multiplied with each column of the second matrix.

**Is cross product the same as matrix multiplication?**

Dot-products and cross-products are products between two like things, that is: a vector, and another vector. In a matrix-vector product, the matrix and vectors are two very different things. So, a matrix-vector product cannot rightly be called either a dot-product or a cross-product.

### How does uBLAS evaluate nested product expressions?

uBLAS evaluates expressions without matrix or vector temporaries and honours the bracketing structure. However avoiding temporaries for nested product unnecessarly increases the complexity. Conversly by explictly using temporary matrices the complexity of a nested product can be reduced. uBLAS provides 3 alternative syntaxes for this purpose:

**Does the complexity of uBLAS depend on the matrix size?**

Firstly the complexity depends on matrix size. Also since prod is transitive (not commutative) the bracket order affects the complexity. uBLAS evaluates expressions without matrix or vector temporaries and honours the bracketing structure.

**What is uBLAS?**

Functionality uBLAS provides templated C++ classes for dense, unit and sparse vectors, dense, identity, triangular, banded, symmetric, hermitian and sparse matrices. Views into vectors and matrices can be constructed via ranges, slices, adaptor classes and indirect arrays.

## How does bracket order affect the complexity of uBLAS?

Also since prod is transitive (not commutative) the bracket order affects the complexity. uBLAS evaluates expressions without matrix or vector temporaries and honours the bracketing structure. However avoiding temporaries for nested product unnecessarly increases the complexity.