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

  1. Oct 22, 2012 #1
    Of the 3 vectors, does it matter what order I cross / dot them?

    <a [itex]\times[/itex] b> [itex]\bullet[/itex] c =? <a [itex]\times[/itex] c> [itex]\bullet[/itex] b
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2012 #2

    SammyS

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

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