1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: M&T help

  1. May 18, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am having trouble understanding the proofs in Marion and Thorton [Newest Edition]. The section where he goes through proof of products in tensor notation. An example is page 26 example 1.6. I don't get the switching of the indices on the very last part. Also can someone prove to me that [tex] \vec{A}\times \vec{B}=-\vec{b}\times \vec{A}[/tex] using tensor summation notation. Want to make sure I am doing it right.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 18, 2008 #2
    I'm not sure that this is the answer you are looking for, but I think you can just write out both sides of the equation using tensor notation (i.e. using the Levi-Civita symbol), and remember that Levi-Civita is antisymmetric.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook