Vector Product

Purpose

To illustrate some properties of the vector product.

Equipment

Vector product model, as photographed.

Images

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Description

The directions of the two vectors A and B, along with their vector product AxB are illustrated using the model. The cross product can be adjusted in length, but not reduced to zero.

References

M. E. Gardner, The Vector Cross Product in Elementary Electrodynamics, AJP 18, 110-12, (1950).