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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

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Algebra
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
- application/shockwave
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
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MIT Open Courseware (OCW): http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm
Keywords:
3D simulation, 3D visualization, Vector Fields, cross product, interactive simulations, representations, three-dimensional simulation, vectors, visualization
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 31, 2010 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
April 15, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
July 31, 2008
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AIP Format
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
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>.
APA Format
MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. (2008, July 31). Retrieved December 18, 2014, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm
Chicago Format
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 18 December 2014).
MLA Format
MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004. 31 July 2008. National Science Foundation. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/CrossProduct/crossProd.htm>.
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@misc{ Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors}, Publisher = {Massachusetts Institute of Technology}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 December 2014}, Month = {July 31, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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