The tensor product of two vector spaces U and V is defined as the dual of the vector space of all the bilinear forms on the direct sum of U and V. Is there a generalised form of this for the direct sums of more than two vector spaces? Is there a relation between the space of all multilinear forms on the direct sum of ,,,..., with their tensor product.
Please explain without invoking other algebraic objects such as modules,rings etc and by using the concepts regarding vector spaces only (as the book assumes no such background either, it is unlikely that any reader of that book will benefit from such an exposition). Everywhere I searched, I found the explanation in terms of those concepts only and being unfamiliar to those I couldn't get them at all. Thanks in advance.