designer:
Michael Danziger
educational validator:
John Belcher
supported by
the National Science Foundation
published by
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This item is an interactive three-dimensional animation that illustrates vector cross product. Users set angle theta from zero to 360 degrees, and then rotate a vector through the angle. An animated hand automatically points in the proper direction according to the Right Hand Rule. No mathematics is introduced.

This item is part of a collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL project to supplement an introductory course in calculus-based electricity and magnetism. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of MIT's Open Courseware Repository: MIT Open Courseware: Electricity and Magnetism

Please note that this resource requires
Shockwave.

<a href="http://www.compadre.org/introphys/items/detail.cfm?ID=9935">National Science Foundation. MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 31, 2008.</a>

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm).

MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2004), <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm>.

MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. (2008, July 31). Retrieved April 24, 2014, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm

National Science Foundation. MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 31, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm (accessed 24 April 2014).

MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004. 31 July 2008. National Science Foundation. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm>.

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Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors},
Publisher = {Massachusetts Institute of Technology},
Volume = {2014},
Number = {24 April 2014},
Month = {July 31, 2008},
Year = {2004}
}

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