a
First vector.
This input must contain three elements that specify the x, y, and zcoordinates of the vector.
b
Second vector.
This input must contain three elements that specify the x, y, and zcoordinates of the vector.
error in
Error conditions that occur before this node runs.
The node responds to this input according to standard error behavior.
Many nodes provide an
error in
input and an
error out
output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of
error in
specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of
error in
in a standard, predictable way.
error in
does not contain an error

error in
contains an error



If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.
If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as
error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the
error in
value as
error out.

Default:
No error
cross product
Cross product of
a
and
b.
This output contains three elements that correspond to the x, y, and zcoordinates of the cross product vector.
How to Determine the Cross Product of Two Vectors
The cross product of two vectors means a vector that is perpendicular to both vectors.
The following figure shows vector
a, vector
b, and the cross product of
a
x
b:
error out
Error information.
The node produces this output according to standard error behavior.
Many nodes provide an
error in
input and an
error out
output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of
error in
specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of
error in
in a standard, predictable way.
error in
does not contain an error

error in
contains an error



If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.
If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as
error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the
error in
value as
error out.

Algorithm for Calculating the Cross Product
This node uses the following equation to calculate the cross product of
a
x
b:
$a\times b=\left\begin{array}{ccc}\hat{x}& \hat{y}& \hat{z}\\ {a}_{x}& {a}_{y}& {a}_{z}\\ {b}_{x}& {b}_{y}& {b}_{z}\end{array}\right$
where

a
_{
x
},
a
_{
y
}, and
a
_{
z
}
are the x, y, and zcoordinates of vector
a

b
_{
x
},
b
_{
y
}, and
b
_{
z
}
are the x, y, and zcoordinates of vector
b

$\hat{x}$,
$\hat{y}$, and
$\hat{z}$
are the unit vectors in Euclidean space
Where This Node Can Run:
Desktop OS: Windows
FPGA:
Not supported
Web Server: Not supported in VIs that run in a web application