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The Vector Cross Product

The Vector Cross Product

Displays the result when two vectors lying in a plane are multiplied with a curl.


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Karen Brucks
Karen Brucks (Faculty)
17 years ago
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.
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
17 years ago
Works smooth, with good graphics. Limited by the fact that the two vectors are
always shown lying in the same plane.