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

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

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

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