ERIC Number: EJ554575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Cross Product of Two Vectors Is Not Just Another Vector--A Major Misconception Being Perpetuated in Calculus and Vector Analysis Textbooks.
Elk, Seymour B.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v28 n4 p531-43 Jul-Aug 1997
Suggests that the cross product of two vectors can be more easily and accurately explained by starting from the perspective of dyadics because then the concept of vector multiplication has a simple geometrical picture that encompasses both the dot and cross products in any number of dimensions in terms of orthogonal unit vector components. (AIM)
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