## What is the right-hand rule for cross products?

Cross products The direction of the cross product may be found by application of the right hand rule as follows: The index finger points in the direction of the velocity vector v. The middle finger points in the direction of the magnetic field vector B. The thumb points in the direction of the cross product F.

### How do you do the right-hand rule?

Moving charges We can remember this diagram using the right-hand rule. If you point your pointer finger in the direction the positive charge is moving, and then your middle finger in the direction of the magnetic field, your thumb points in the direction of the magnetic force pushing on the moving charge.

#### Is right hand rule for electrons or protons?

In both hand rules, the thumb represents current, first finger is field and the second finger is the force. The right hand rule is for conventional (hole) current, and the thumb represents the direction of hole current. The left hand rule is for electron current, and the thumb represents the electron current.

**What is Fleming left hand rule and right hand rule?**

Fleming’s left-hand rule is used for electric motors, while Fleming’s right-hand rule is used for electric generators. In an electric motor, the electric current and magnetic field exist (which are the causes), and they lead to the force that creates the motion (which is the effect), and so the left-hand rule is used.

**What are the three right hand rules?**

These are for (1) long, straight wires, (2) free moving charges in magnetic fields, and (3) the solenoid rule – which are loops of current. Calling these “rules” is the right name. They are not laws of nature, but conventions of humankind.

## Does right hand rule use conventional current?

When an electric current passes through a straight wire, it induces a magnetic field. To apply the right hand grip rule, align your thumb with the direction of the conventional current (positive to negative) and your fingers will indicate the direction of the magnetic lines of flux.

### What is Fleming right hand rule used for?

Fleming’s right-hand rule (for generators) shows the direction of induced current when a conductor attached to a circuit moves in a magnetic field. It can be used to determine the direction of current in a generator’s windings.

#### When to use cross product?

• The cross product takes the maximum value when the two vectors are perpendicular to each other, but the dot product takes the maximum when the two vectors are parallel to each other. • Dot product is used to calculate the divergence of a vector field, but the cross product is used to calculate the curl of the vector field.

**What is the formula for cross product?**

When a and b start at the origin point (0,0,0), the Cross Product will end at: cx = aybz − azby cy = azbx − axbz cz = axby − aybx

**What is an example of a cross product?**

Example: The cross product of a = (2,3,4) and b = (5,6,7) c x = a y b z − a z b y = 3×7 − 4×6 = −3 c y = a z b x − a x b z = 4×5 − 2×7 = 6 c z = a x b y − a y b x = 2×6 − 3×5 = −3

## What are cross products used for?

The cross product is used to calculate the curl of a vector field. It is also used to calculate angular momentum, angular velocity and other properties of angular motion. What is the difference between Dot Product and Cross Product? • Dot product yields a scalar value, whereas the cross product yields a vector.