Vector Triple Product

The vector triple product identity is also known as the BAC-CAB identity, and can be written in the form


See also

BAC-CAB Identity, Cross Product, Dot Product, Permutation Symbol, Scalar Triple Product, Vector Multiplication, Vector Quadruple Product

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