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Differential Equation with Cross Products [without separating into system of equations]

I need to solve the following equation: $$ \frac{d m}{d t}=-m\wedge b-\alpha m\wedge (m\wedge b), $$ where $b$ is constant However, I was instructed specifically not to separate the calculation into ...
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How to solve cross-products including matrices?

I'm a programmer and I'm doing a whitebalance-transformation in RGB colorspace. This should work with this transformation matrix that I've found in literature: $$ \begin{pmatrix} R \\ G \\ B ...
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Is there a nice meaning to the geometric triple product?

Using geometric algebra, I can easily find the geometric tripleproduct of three vectors $a,b,c \in \mathbb{R}^3$ to be $$abc = a \left(b \cdot c \right) - b \left( c \cdot a \right) + c \left( a ...
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how $3i \times 3i = 9i \times i$? (i is the unit vector and $\times$ is cross product)

$i$ is the unit vector; didn't know how to write it. I'm reading a text and somewhere it uses something like $ai \times bi = (ab)i \times i$ (implicitly). I can see why this is true geometrically, ...
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How do you find the max value of a length of a vector?

I have a vector $v = 7j$ and a vector $u$ with a length of 5 that starts at the origin and rotates in the $xy$-plane. How am I supposed to find the max value of the length of the vector $|u \times ...
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vector triple product does not go from $[\dot{M} \times [H \times M]]+[M \times [H \times \dot{M}]]$ to $2\dot{M}(H,M)$

I have the following term $ [M \times [H \times M]] $ under the time derivative. After using the rule of the derivate of the product I get: $$[\dot{M} \times [H \times M]]+[M \times [\dot{H} \times ...
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Generating a 3d ribbon from a series of points

I am attempting to generate a 3d ribbon from a set of 3d points. The idea is to generate a realistic ribbon which follows those points. In its current state, one example looks like this: In this ...
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Cross Product - Moments :: Dynamics

Some background: I am self studying dynamics and I have encountered a fundamental problem with either my understanding of linear algebra, or I am just plain dumb. So, I print screened the page of the ...
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Are all 7-dimensional cross products isomorphic?

Let $\times$ be this 7-dimensional cross product and let $\hspace{.04 in}f$ be a bilinear map on $\mathbb{R}^7$ which satisfies the orthogonality and magnitude conditions. Does there necessarily ...
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Higher Dimensional Right-Hand Rule

In seven dimensions, the cross product makes sense. Without resorting to nonvector tensors or exterior products (although they can be used to further explain), how does one perform this cross product ...
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Is this tensor identity true?

If We have two vectors $\boldsymbol{a}$ and $\boldsymbol{b}$ and a symmetric positive definite Matrix $\boldsymbol{M}$ I was wondering if the expression $((\boldsymbol{a}\times \boldsymbol{b}) \cdot ...
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Cross Product Component Values

When taking the cross product, the x component of the perpendicular vector is the (signed) area of the yz projection of the parallelogram spanned by the two vectors it's orthogonal to-right? And ...
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Cross product in higher than 3 dimensions

As I understand it, to get an $n$-dimensional cross product, you need $n-1$ vectors of dimension $n$. However my lecture notes are quite miss leading in the fact that they suggest this isn't always ...
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Biot-Savart Law to construct vector potential for divergence free vector field on $\mathbb{R}^3$

I would like to confirm a method I am trying to use which uses the Biot-Savart Law to construct a vector potential $\underline{w}$ for a divergence free vector field $\underline{v}$ on $\mathbb{R}^3$. ...
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Discrete cross-correlation: How to do cross correlation in FFT with segmented windows?

I have a discrete signal: $x=[i_1, i_2, ..., i_n]$ I would like to do the cross correlation between sub-groups of (k number of) consecutive number of $x$, for example: $xcorr([i_1, i_2, ..., i_k], ...
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units in math, cross product

The cross product of two vectors has length equal to the area of the parallelogram they generate. The cross product is also a vector and thus has dimensions. But the units of those dimensions are ...
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Compute $f\nabla\times\mathbf{r}$

I am trying to compute $f\nabla\times\mathbf{r}$ for $$ f(x,y,z) = \left(x^2+y^2+z^2\right)^{-\frac{3}{2}} \\ \mathbf{r} = x\mathbf{i}+y\mathbf{j}+z\mathbf{k} $$ I have computed $\nabla ...
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How to determine the outward normal vector of a face of a hexahedron if the orientation (CW or CCW) of vertices of the face is unknown

Consider a single quadrilaterally-faced hexahedron. If given the co-ordinates of the vertices, $\mathbf{v}_i$, of a face in counter-clockwise orientation, I can compute the corresponding unit outward ...
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How to find the surface area of a parameterized surface

Find the surface area of the following hyperboloid parameterized by $$\begin{align}x&=(\cosh{t})(\cos{\theta}) \\ y&=(\cosh{t})(\sin{\theta}) \\ z&=\sinh{t} \end{align}$$ ...
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Integration of multivariate Gaussians with cross terms

I'm stuck with the following integral: $I=\int ... \int exp\Big(-\frac{1}{2} \sum \limits_{t=1}^{n} x_{t}^T{\Sigma_{x}}^{-1} x_{t}+\sum \limits_{t=1}^{n} x_{t}^T{\Sigma_{x}}^{-1} z_{t} -\frac{1}{2} ...
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Using the exchange lemma provides weird result

I know that if we have a square $n \times n$ matrix $A$ in F and two vectors $v,u$ in $\mathbb F^n$, following the exchange lemma we can show that: $$\langle Au,v\rangle = \langle u, \ A^*v\rangle ...
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Find coordinates of point that satisfy given conditions

I have A(1,2,3) , B(-1,0,1), C(1,-1,1) which are points in $\mathbb{R}^3$. I'm trying to find another point H such that AH${\parallel}$AC and BH${\perp}$AC. I set H = ($h_1$, $h_2$, $h_3$), and took ...
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Simple indefinite integral of a vector function

I am having trouble with this simple integration. I am not sure of the process or steps to follow to solve this type of problem: If $\mathbf{V}(t)$ is a vector function of $t$, find the indefinite ...
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'Simple' Vector analysis and I need a little help prooving an identity.

I have to prove that $$\vec{S}(\vec{r}) = -\frac{c^2}{\omega} \bigg( u(\vec{r})\vec{\nabla}\phi(\vec{r}) + \frac{i}{2}\vec{\nabla}u(\vec{r}) \bigg) ~~~~(1)$$ given that $$\vec{S}(\vec{r}) = ...
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Backward Euler method with a cross-product.

I want to solve the following differential equation with the backward Euler method ...
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Cross product query.

In cross product, we do it like: a vector x b vector = a*b*sin(theta). From where does this sin(theta) came from? Can someone please derive the cross product and explain it.
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covariance of cross product of two vectors

I have two independent vectors in 3D and know the covariance matrix of each. What will be the covariance of cross products of above vectors. In particular what will be the covariance of cross ...
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Given two lines, how do I find the plane?

$$r_1(t) = \langle t, 2t, 3t\rangle$$ $$r_2(t) = \langle3t, t, 8t\rangle$$ I found $\mathbf{n} = \langle13,1,-5\rangle$ Can I just plug in say $P_0 = (0,0,0)$ and get $13x+y-5z = 0$?
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Matrix: Area of a Triangle, which point to choose for cross multiplication

When given 3 points(vertices), which one should you pick to do the your calculations with. E.g.: $P1=(1,-1,1) P2=(2,1,-1) P3=(1,-2,-1) $ I can pick P1 -> P2 and P1 -> P3. Then do my cross ...
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Cross Product of two perpendicular vectors

Say I have two perpendicular vectors $\bf a$ and $\bf b$, and any vector $\bf c$, can anything be said about $(\bf a \times \bf b) \dot \bf c$?
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Integrating a cross product by parts

I'm looking to integrate the following using something like integration by parts and am not exactly sure how to go about it/where to begin. $\int (w \times u) \cdot v $ Where $w= \nabla \times u$ ...
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Homology of $T^3$ generated by three copies of $T^2$

Why is the second homology of $T^3=S^1\times S^1\times S^1$ generated by $S^1\times S^1\times \{\mathrm{pt}.\}$, $S^1\times \{\mathrm{pt}.\}\times S^1$ and $ \{\mathrm{pt}.\}\times S^1\times S^1$? ...
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Decompose cyclic sum of crossproducts into two cyclic sums?

Suppose you have $6$ points $a_i\in\mathbb{R}^3$ $i\in\{1,..,6\}$ such that all triangles with vertices $0, a_i, a_{i+1}$ for $i\in\{1,..,5\}$ do not degenerate (I dont know if this assumption is ...
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Construct 3D plane from 2 points and minimize angle of two vectors with its normal

I have as input two points $P, Q \in E^3$ and two vectors $\vec{v}_1, \vec{v}_2 \in R^3$. I need to construct a plane $(\vec{n}, d)$ such that the two points are in the plane and the angles between ...
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Using the Jacobian matrix to find surface area without a change of basis.

http://mathinsight.org/parametrized_surface_area_examples In reading through the example in the above link, it's straightforward to find the surface area for a cone as follows. Find the surface ...
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Norm of cross product

We define cross product $a\times b$ as a determinant of the following matrix: $$\begin{pmatrix} i&j&k\\ a_1&a_2&a_3\\ b_1&b_2&b_3 \end{pmatrix} $$ where $i,j,k$ forms the ...
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Angle using cross product

I have a situation. Please refer to a figure below: I have r1, r2, Ɵ1, Ɵ2 as well the reference line. I want to find out angle Φ(phi). i.e. (angle PBA). Edit_1 The link provided solves the ...
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Problem with triple cross product proof

When trying to prove bac-cab rule, I get to point, where I don´t know, what is true. I have $$ (\delta_{il}\delta_{jm}-\delta_{im}\delta_{jl})a_jb_lc_m=a_jb_ic_j-a_lb_lc_i $$ but when $$ ...
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Proof of the reconcilation of the geometric form of cross product with the algebraic form.

In Arfken's "Mathematical Methods for physicists" he stated that: $(A\times B)\cdot(A\times B) = A^2B^2-(A\cdot B)^2=A^2B^2-A^2B^2\cos^2(\theta)$ How did he arrived to that? He said that he is ...
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Theorems for Perpendicular and Parallel Vectors

I know the following about lines: If two lines are parallel to a third line, then they are parallel to each other. If two lines are perpendicular to a third line, then they are parallel to each ...
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Uniqueness of cross product

My professor in E&M told us that the cross product is the only possible product of vectors that produces another vector. I didn't ask him what he meant by that because he is Russian and can't ...
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Properties of vectors in $\mathbb{R}^3$ related by cross-products

If $u, v$ and $w$ are vectors in $\mathbb{R}^3$ such that $u \times w=v \times w$, which of the following will be true: a) $\pi_w u= \pi_w v$ b) $\pi_u w= \pi_v w$, where $\pi_x$ is the projection ...
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cross product of material derivative

I am looking to evaluate $\vec{n} \times \dfrac{D\vec{u}}{Dt}$ where $\dfrac{D}{Dt}$ is the material derivative. Can I bring the cross product into the derivative and rewrite the expression as ...
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Given verticies find the area of the triangle formed

When I looked at this problem I didn't think it seemed all that hard until I actually tried it. The problem is this: Given the rectangular vertices $O(0, 0, 0), P(-1, 2, -3), Q(-2, 3, -4), R(0, 0, ...
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The gradient of the magnitude of the cross product of a constant vector and the position vector

If $ \underline c$ is a constant vector and $\underline r$ is the position vector. How can I show that $ \lvert \underline c \land \underline r \rvert grad \lvert \underline c \land \underline r ...
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Systems of equations of the form $\sum_{i \in I} \sum_{j \in J_i} v_i \times v_j = a$

Is there any theory that deals (directly or not) with systems of equations of the form $$\sum_{i \in I} \sum_{j \in J_i} v_i \times v_j = a,$$ where $a \in \mathbb{R}^3$ is known, $v_i, v_j \in ...
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Proof dealing with orthogonality and cross product

If $v$ is orthogonal to vectors $x$ and $y$, then $v$ is a scalar multiple of $x \times y$. So far I have that: $v\cdot x=v_1x_1+v_2x_2+v_3x_3=0$ and $v\cdot y=v_1y_1+v_2y_2+v_3y_3=0$ $x \times y ...
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The identify with cross product : how to understand?

The problem come from the notations in Hansbo's paper (page 197) and his another paper. Given a domain $\Omega$, the function $u\in H_0^1(\Omega)$. $\Omega$ is divided into 2 subdomains ...
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Proving formula for length of crossed product

Suppose we are working in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and have the defined the usual scalar product and proven Cauchy-Schwarz. Then we can define the angle, $\theta$, between non-zero vectors by requiring $a\cdot ...
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Find a 2-dimensional vector that is guaranteed not parallel to a finite set of 2-dimensional vectors?

Given a finite set of 2-dimensional vectors $V$, find any vector $\vec{x}$ such that if $\vec{v} \in V$ then $\mid \vec{x} \times \vec{v} \mid \ne 0$.