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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 the concept of 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.
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Record Link
<a href="http://www.thephysicsfront.org/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>
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 April 19, 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 19 April 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. 19 Apr. 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 = {19 April 2014},
Month = {July 31, 2008},
Year = {2004}
}
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