Problem: Let V1 and V2 be different vectors with lengths V1 and V2, respectively.Part A - Magnitude of the cross product of two perpendicular vectorsIf V1 and V2 are perpendicular, calculate |V1xV2|Part B - Magnitude of the cross product of two parallel vectorsIf V1 and V2 are perpendicular, calculate |V1xV2|

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The magnitude of vector cross product:

|P×Q|=PQsinθ

Where P is the magnitude of P, Q is the magnitude of Q, and θ is the angle between the vectors P and Q.

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Let V1 and V2 be different vectors with lengths V1 and V2, respectively.

Part A - Magnitude of the cross product of two perpendicular vectors
If V1 and V2 are perpendicular, calculate |V1xV2|

Part B - Magnitude of the cross product of two parallel vectors
If V1 and V2 are perpendicular, calculate |V1xV2|

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