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anonymous

  • one year ago

Can someone please explain to me The Cross Product of two Vectors? I am very confused. My book talks about the right-hand rule, but does that mean any two vectors would form a perpendicular resultant vector?

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  1. surry99
    • one year ago
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    Have a quick look at this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_product

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I...think I get it. Thank you wikipedia

  3. surry99
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    so the answer to your question is that when you cross any two linearly independent vectors, the resultant is perpendicular to both and the direction of the resultant is determined by the right hand rule. So if a cross b = c...then b cross a = -c. The order in which you cross vectors is very important.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    OOOH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH I GET IT NOW

  5. surry99
    • one year ago
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    Great!

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