What is Vector triple product: Definition and 16 Discussions
In geometry and algebra, the triple product is a product of three 3-dimensional vectors, usually Euclidean vectors. The name "triple product" is used for two different products, the scalar-valued scalar triple product and, less often, the vector-valued vector triple product.
I thought this was too easy
$$a+(b\times c)=0\implies a=-(b\times c)=(c\times b)$$
Then
$$3(c.a)=3(c.(c\times b))=0$$
Since cross product of vectors is perpendicular to both vectors and dot product of perpendicular vectors is zero.
Now here's the problem, correct answer given is 10. But how do...
Hello,
I am having trouble understanding a proof presented here:
http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~ercelebi/Ax(BxC).pdf
This is a proof of the triple product identity, but I don't understand the last step, where they calculate ##\lambda##. Don't you lose all generality when you state ##\vec A##...
My question is simply whether you can reduce a vector triple product, or more generally a scalar multiplier of a vector in a cross product?
Given: (A x (uB x C) = v, where u and v are known constants.
Is it valid to change that to: u(A x (B x C) = v
or (A x uB) = v, can you change that to u(A...
Hii,
As we know, Scaler triple product is volume of parallelopiped constructed by its three sides.
Similary,
What is the physical significance and geometrical interpretation of Vector triple product ?
Also, What are the application where we use such mathematics and why ?
Regards,
Rahul
The problem:
By considering w x (p x w) resolve vector p into a component parallel to a given vector w and a component perpendicular to a given vector w.
Hint: a x (b x c) = b(a x c) - c(a x b)
I'm afraid I really have no idea where to go with this one. The hint leads to: p(w.w) - w(w.p) =...
Hi all got a confusion
In many books I saw , authors used a specific statement here is it
a,b,c are vectors and axb is (" a cross b")
In general
(axb)xc ≠ ax(bxc)
but if
(axb)xc = ax(bxc)
solving it we get
bx(axc)=0
then it implies
either b is parallel to (axc)
or a and c are collinear...
Homework Statement
By considering A x (B x A) resolve vector B into a component parallel to a given vector A and a component perpendicular to a given vector A.
Homework Equations
a x (b x c) = b (a ⋅ c) - c (a ⋅ b)
The Attempt at a Solution
I've applied the triple product expansion and...
Dear all, I am trying to understand the vector triple product.
## x\times (y \times z) ##
As the vector triple product of x,y and z lies in the plane ## (y \times z) ## the vector ## x\times (y \times z) ## can be written as a linear combination of the vectors ## \pm y ## & ## \pm z##
In the...
The interpretation of the vector product is the area of the parallelogram with sides made up of a and b and the scalar triple product is the volume of the parallelpiped with sides a, b, and c, but what is the interpretation of the vector triple product. Is it just simply the area of the...
I am currently going through the book Introduction Of Electrodynamics by Griffiths. I have come across vector triple product which is stated as follows in the book:
$$\textbf{A} \times (\textbf{B} \times \textbf{C})=\textbf{B}(\textbf{A}\cdot \textbf{C})-\textbf{C}(\textbf{A}\cdot...
Homework Statement
This isn't a coursework question. Rather, I'm asking for help on a geometric proof of the vector triple product. I find it strange and annoying that I can't find this proof anywhere online, because everyone just uses the messy expansion proof, and I hate that proof because...
i) Show that: a x ( b x c) + b x ( c x a) + c x (a x b ) =0
I managed to this, by expanding each term using the definition of the triple vector product i.e. a x ( b x c) = (a.c)b-(a.b)c and adding the results.
ii) and deduce that
a x { b x ( c x d ) } + b x { c x ( d x a ) } + c x { d x (...
Homework Statement
Prove, by writing out in component form, that
\left(a \times b \right) \times c \equiv \left(a \bullet c\right) b - \left(b \bullet c\right) aand deduce the result, \left(a \times b\right) \times c \neq a \times \left(b \times c\right), that the operation of forming the...
Homework Statement
Prove that
u x (v x w) = (u*w)v - (u*v)w
Homework Equations
I've been trying to get this one but keep ending up no where.
I've tried the normal algebraic properties of the cross product but they lead me to a dead end.
What I am trying right now is...