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shiva kumar
shiva kumar • Aug 28, 2008

What is the meaning of " cross product" of two vectors?

hi can any one explain the physical meaning of " cross product" of two vectors?
what does it signify?
and also what is "curl" of a vector?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 28, 2008
AFAIK, this is a mathematics question and therefore, the thread is being moved to our Mathematics section. 😀
kedarjk
kedarjk • Aug 28, 2008
Cross product of 2 vectors, results in 3rd vector which is perpenicular to both of them.

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anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony • Aug 28, 2008
Yeah as kedarjk said the result points to the perpendicular vector....

In simple sense we can say ...we describe of a unknown vector with the help of known 2 vectors... and of characteristic... perpendicular to both vectors..

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