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Scalar product using right hand rule ?

  1. Sep 17, 2015 #1
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    Refer to solution II , the author used the scalar analysis( dot product) to get the direction of moment ...IMO , this is incorrect ... Only cross product can be determined this way . correct me if i'm wrong .

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  3. Sep 18, 2015 #2
    No, the solution is correct. The value of a coupled moment is just equal to the magnitude of one of the forces times the perpendicular distance between them.
  4. Sep 18, 2015 #3
    how can the direction of moment(scalar analysis) determined using the right hand grip rule ?
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