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The Vector Cross Product: A JAVA Interactive Tutorial

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Author:McNamara, Middleton, Schiff; Dept. of Physics, Syracuse University
Description: You will see a drawing in which the vector labeled c is calculated according to your specifications for the vectors a and b. You move these by clicking on their tips and dragging them around the plane with the mouse. You can also "spin the plane" by clicking and dragging on other parts of the picture. Suggestions for activities; explanations of what's going on; and an explanation of the mathematics of the vector cross product.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Tutorials, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Vectors

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