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IEVref:102-03-33ID:
Language:enStatus: 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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