I've been thinking about different products of vectors and the relationships between them, but am bumping hard into the limits of my knowledge. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts.
Given two (Euclidean) vectors a and b, we can define a scalar product a.b which gives a scalar of magnitude |a||b|cos t where t is angle between them.
We can also define a tensor product ab whereby we get a matrix whose (ij)th element is the product of the ith element of a and the jth element of b, i.e. (ab)_ij =a_i b_j.
We know that if a and b are perpendicular then a.b=0 and also that Tr(ab)=0.
It seems ike there should be more statement like this which connect the two products, but I am a bit stuck as to what they might be. Does anyone have any thoughts or could anyone point me at some further reading on this?