Category:Vector Area

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Let $S$ be a plane surface embedded in Cartesian $3$-space.

The vector area of $S$ is a technique of representing $S$ using a vector quantity $\mathbf S$.


The magnitude of the vector is determined by the area of $S$, while its direction is defined as the unit normal $\mathbf {\hat n}$ to the plane of $S$.

The sign of $\mathbf S = S \, \mathbf {\hat n}$ is determined by the right-hand rule according to the direction of rotation around $S$ when describing it.

Pages in category "Vector Area"

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