Baccab formula

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Revision as of 02:13, 15 January 2009 by imported>Paul Wormer (New page: {{subpages}} In vector analysis, the '''baccab formula''' gives the expansion of a vector triple product :<math> \mathbf{A}\times(\mathbf{B}\times\mathbf{C}) = \mathbf{B}(\mathbf{A}\c...)
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In vector analysis, the baccab formula gives the expansion of a vector triple product

where the symbol "×" stands for a cross product between two vectors (resulting into a vector) and the symbol "•" stands for an inner product of two vectors (resulting into a scalar).

The name of the formula is because of the mnemonics: "abc = baccab".