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The Vector Cross Product


The Vector Cross Product

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Displays the result when two vectors lying in a plane are multiplied with a curl.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: July 29, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 26, 2015
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Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Karen Brucks
14 years ago

Karen Brucks (Faculty)

This applet can be used to demonstrate some of the properties of vector cross

Given two vectors a, b in the same plane, the cross product vector c = a x b is
produced. One can drag the vectors by their tip to change them.

This Applet would be an excellent classroom demo tool (for example in a Calculus
course) for introducing the cross product of vectors.

Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Works smooth, with good graphics. Limited by the fact that the two vectors are
always shown lying in the same plane.