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Homework Help: What is the vector cross product formula in spherical and cylindrical coordinates?

  1. Mar 26, 2008 #1
    Hello all,

    it might be funny! but i am stuck to it! what is the vector cross product formula in spherical and cylindrical coordinates?!

    I know for Cartesian coordinate we have that nice looking determinant. but what about the other coordinates. I had looks to all the math books (like Botckov, Arfken ,...) that i knew but i couldn't find it. all i had found was for curl of vectors in different coordinates.


    I appreciate your help in advance,
    sona
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2008 #2

    pam

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    The same type of determinant works with r, theta, phi unit vectors.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 #3

    HallsofIvy

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