- #1

- 1,629

- 1

Hello everyone, i'm looking at this proof and its making sence until the very last part, and it doens't friggin' work...the terms don't match up... Also is the notation I used correct in the proof, like does there have to be any vector notation I don't have or do you see anyhting you don't like? I'm proving the "The Vector triple product"

Here is my proof:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9758/rpooof6rk.jpg [Broken]

Look at the 2nd part of ax(bxc) -----> a1b1c3 - a2b22c3 + a2b3c2

then look at the last part (c.ad)b - (b.a)c ---> a1b3c1 - a1b1c3 + a2b3c2 - a2b2c3

You see only 1 term isn't match up!! the a1b1c3 not equal to a1b3c1 whats going on? Thanks

Here is my proof:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9758/rpooof6rk.jpg [Broken]

Look at the 2nd part of ax(bxc) -----> a1b1c3 - a2b22c3 + a2b3c2

then look at the last part (c.ad)b - (b.a)c ---> a1b3c1 - a1b1c3 + a2b3c2 - a2b2c3

You see only 1 term isn't match up!! the a1b1c3 not equal to a1b3c1 whats going on? Thanks

Last edited by a moderator: