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Right-hand rule

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  1. In mathematics and physics, the right-hand rule is a common mnemonic for understanding notation conventions for vectors in 3 dimensions

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 30, 2008
  2. In certain situations, it may be useful to use the opposite convention, where one of the vectors is reversed and so creates a left-handed triad instead of a right-handed triad

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 30, 2008
  3. invented for use in electromagnetism by British physicist John Ambrose Fleming in the late 1800s

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  4. When choosing three vectors that must be at right angles to each other, there are two distinct solutions, so when expressing this idea in mathematics, one must remove the ambiguity of which solution is meant

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 30, 2008
  5. There are variations on the mnemonic depending on context, but all variations are related to the one idea of choosing a convention

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