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In vector form of moment of force Cross product o vector r and vector F is done why vector r is written before vector F

In vector form of moment of force  
Cross product o vector r and vector F is done  
why vector r is written before vector F

Grade:12

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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
10 years ago

r cross F and F cross r are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. In the standard right-handed coordinate system, it is a convention to take r cross f as positive and f cross r as negative

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