Background: I have just started studying vector algebra. I studied that physical quantities like velocity, force, momentum, etc. are vectors (My book addresses them as polar vectors/true vectors) and physical quantities like quantities like angular velocity, torque, angular momentum are also vectors (My book addresses them as axial vectors/pseudovectors). My question/problem: I really do not understand why axial vectors do not have a "curved direction" like clockwise or anticlockwise. For example, torque has a direction which is perpendicular to the force vector and the position vector which i find completely meaningless. Why does it not have a direction like clockwise or anticlockwise (I believe that they are valid directions). I found out on browsing the Internet that this is because they are cross products of two vectors and the cross product of two vectors is a vector whose direction is perpendicular to the plane containing the vectors which are being cross multiplied.