vector product

noun

: a vector c whose length is the product of the lengths of two vectors a and b and the sine of their included angle, whose direction is perpendicular to their plane, and whose direction is that in which a right-handed screw rotated from a toward b along axis c would move

called also cross product

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vector product was in 1878

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“Vector product.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vector%20product. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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