# right-handed system of vectors

Three ordered non-coplanar vectors $\overrightarrow{u}$, $\overrightarrow{v}$ and $\overrightarrow{w}$, which have a common , are said to form a right-handed or dextral system (Latin dexter = ), if a right-threaded screw rotated through an angle less than ${180}^{\mathrm{o}}$ from $\overrightarrow{u}$ to $\overrightarrow{v}$ will advance in the direction of $\overrightarrow{w}$. For instance, the usual basis vectors $\overrightarrow{i}$, $\overrightarrow{j}$ and $\overrightarrow{k}$ form a dextral system.

Title | right-handed system of vectors |
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Canonical name | RighthandedSystemOfVectors |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 14:59:52 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 14:59:52 |

Owner | juanman (12619) |

Last modified by | juanman (12619) |

Numerical id | 8 |

Author | juanman (12619) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 15A72 |

Synonym | dextral system of vectors |

Related topic | Helix |

Defines | right-handed |