# Cross Product of Vectors

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This Demonstration computes and displays the cross product (black) of two vectors (red) and (blue) in three dimensions. The dot product of the vectors is a scalar (number), while the cross product is a vector.

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder and Amy Blinder (March 2011)

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

## Snapshots

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Snapshot 1: when and are in the , * *plane, has only a component

Snapshot 2: this shows the unit vector relationship

Snapshot 3: when and are collinear, their cross product vanishes

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