right-handed system of vectors

Three ordered non-coplanar vectors $\vec{u}$, $\vec{v}$ and $\vec{w}$, 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 $180^{\rm{o}}$ from $\vec{u}$ to $\vec{v}$ will advance in the direction of $\vec{w}$.  For instance, the usual basis vectors $\vec{i}$, $\vec{j}$ and $\vec{k}$ form a dextral system.

Title right-handed system of vectors RighthandedSystemOfVectors 2013-03-22 14:59:52 2013-03-22 14:59:52 juanman (12619) juanman (12619) 8 juanman (12619) Definition msc 15A72 dextral system of vectors Helix right-handed