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IEVref: | 102-03-33 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | axial vector | ||

Synonym1: | space-oriented vector | ||

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Definition: | in the three-dimensional Euclidean space, mathematical entity which can be represented by a vector for a given space orientation and by the opposite vector for the other space orientation Note 1 to entry: Examples of axial vectors are the vector product of two polar vectors and the rotation of a polar vector field, and examples of axial vector quantities are angular velocity and magnetic flux density. | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: Examples of axial vectors are the vector product of two polar vectors and the rotation of a polar vector field, and examples of axial vector quantities are angular velocity and magnetic flux density.