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Re: What's wrong?

gogoant06 at wrote:
> In[1]:=
> <<Calculus`VectorAnalysis`
> In[2]:=
> CrossProduct[{1,0,0},{0,1,0},Spherical]
> Out[2]=
> {0,0,0}
> Isn't the result supposed to be {0,0,1}, even in spherical
> coordinates?
> lion

Your second vector has a magnitude of zero, so it's OK.

As the help on (Dot, Cross, and Scalar Triple) Products says:
"These functions convert the given vectors into Cartesian coordinates 
and then compute the products using the standard definitions."


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