# Finding volume using the triple scalar product (vector calculus))

1. Oct 22, 2012

### e^(i Pi)+1=0

Of the 3 vectors, does it matter what order I cross / dot them?

<a $\times$ b> $\bullet$ c =? <a $\times$ c> $\bullet$ b

Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
2. Oct 22, 2012

### SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Yes, it matters, because the cross product is anti-symmetric.

However, the only difference in the results is the sign.