Lesson Plan: Vector Triple Product Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to calculate the triple vector product of three vectors.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • calculate the vector triple product of three vectors,
  • interpret the vector triple product geometrically,
  • use the BAC-CAB identity,
  • understand the algebraic properties of the vector triple product.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • cross product of two vectors.

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