# Dot product (a ⋅ b) in latex.

Symbol Dot product
Type of symbol Dot
Package (requirement) No
Argument No
Latex command \cdot
Example a \cdot b ⟶ a ⋅ b

In mathematics, a dot product is an algebraic equation commonly used in a coordinate vector. No package is required to write this in Latex. If you use \cdot, the default command of latex, it will be printed in the document, but some people use the . button on the keyboard, in which case the problem is shown below.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
$$\vec{a} . \vec{b}$$
$$\textbf{A} . \textbf{B}$$
$$\vec{A} . \hat{B}$$
\end{document}

Output : As you can see in the example above, the output doesn’t look very professional for using the . button on the keyboard, so it would be best practice if you use the \cdot command.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
$$\vec{a} \cdot \vec{b} = |\vec{a}||\vec{b}|\cos\theta$$
$$\textbf{A} \cdot \textbf{B}=|\textbf{A}||\textbf{B}|\cos\theta$$
$$\vec{A} \cdot \hat{B} = |A||B|\cos\theta$$
$$\frac{\textbf{a}\cdot\textbf{b}}{||\textbf{b}||}=||\textbf{a}||\cos\theta$$
$$\begin{bmatrix} a\\ b\\ c \end{bmatrix} \cdot \begin{bmatrix} x\\ y\\ z \end{bmatrix}$$
\end{document}

Output : 