ScalarTripleProduct

As of version 9.0, vector analysis functionality is built into Mathematica


gives the scalar triple product of the three 3-vectors , , and in the default coordinate system.


gives the scalar triple product of , , and in the coordinate system coordsys.

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  • To use , you first need to load the Vector Analysis Package using Needs["VectorAnalysis`"].
  • is computed by converting , , and to Cartesian coordinates and then forming the scalar triple product.

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Compute the scalar triple product of three vectors in space:

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Use Det to obtain the same answer:

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Find the equation of the plane passing through the points with position vectors , , and :

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