## Cross Product

Consider two vectors, AandB; we can define a new vectorCby

C=AxBRotate the first vector (

A) into the second vector (B) with the fingers of yourrighthand. Your thumb then gives the direction of the cross product,AxB.Remember

Cisperpendicularto bothAandB.The

magnitudeof C is given by(c) Doug Davis, 2003; all rights reserved

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