DESCRIPTION:
This interactive animation illustrates the concept
of the cross product of two vectors. By definition,
the cross product of two vectors is a mutually perpendicular
vector whose direction is given by the "Right Hand
Rule": when you point the fingers of your open
hand in the direction of the first vector (green), and
then curl them in the direction of the second vector
(red) by way of the smallest angle between them, your
thumb points in the direction of the cross product of
those two vectors (orange). As seen in the animation,
the hand points itself in the proper direction according
to this rule as you rotate the red vector through an
angle theta.
Note that though the angle theta goes from zero to
360 degrees, the angle used in the Right Hand Rule is
always the smallest angle between the two vectors.

