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    Cross product

    Why is the product of two vectors a vector in another dimension, why is it defined by the right-hand rule, and why is it defined by the area of the parallelogram defined by the two vectors? What are some applications of the cross product?
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    Re: Cross product

    Let go of your visual representation. it will not take you far.
    It simply is defined by the right-hand rule. Define by the left-hand rule and do everything updise down and backwards. It's a convention.
    It isn't defined as an area. This is an application.
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