vector product (cross product)
The multiplication of two vectors to produce a vector.

The vector product of A and B (usually written A×B) is a vector whose magnitude is |A||B|sinsymbol theta, in which |A| and |B| are the magnitudes of A and B and symbol theta is the angle between A and B. The direction of the resulting vector points in the direction in which a right-hand screw would move when turning from vector A toward vector B. It is at right angles to both A and B.

Related Terms: scalar product, vector

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