CrossN {DescTools} R Documentation

## n-dimensional Vector Cross Product

### Description

Vector cross product of n-1 vectors in n-dimensional space

### Usage

CrossN(A)


### Arguments

 A matrix of size (n-1) x n where n >= 2.

### Details

The rows of the matrix A are taken as(n-1) vectors in n-dimensional space. The cross product generates a vector in this space that is orthogonal to all these rows in A and its length is the volume of the geometric hypercube spanned by the vectors.

### Value

a vector of length n

### Note

The ‘scalar triple product’ in R^3 can be defined as

spatproduct <- function(a, b, c) Dot(a, CrossN(b, c))

It represents the volume of the parallelepiped spanned by the three vectors.

### Author(s)

Cross, Dot

### Examples

A <- matrix(c(1,0,0, 0,1,0), nrow=2, ncol=3, byrow=TRUE)
CrossN(A)  #=> 0 0 1

x <- c(1.0, 0.0, 0.0)
y <- c(1.0, 0.5, 0.0)
z <- c(0.0, 0.0, 1.0)
identical(Dot(x, CrossN(rbind(y, z))), det(rbind(x, y, z)))


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