created: 08/17/00; revised 07/28/03, 10/20/05, 07/25/09, 10/10/09, 01/25/15

The cross product is another operation that takes two vectors as operands. The most important use of the cross product in computer graphics is to find a vector perpendicular to a plane. This is needed when calculating how light reflects off the surface.

- Cross product definition
- The right hand rule
- Cross product properties
- Computing the cross product with column matrices
- Determinant-like memory aid

(Review: ) What type of object are the operands of a dot product? What is the type of the result?