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wedge product example

When bivectors are defined by

$\beta^i\wedge\beta^j:=\beta^i\otimes\beta^j-\beta^j\otimes\beta^i$,

so, for two generic covectors

$\theta=a\beta^1+b\beta^2+c\beta^3$ and $\phi=d\beta^1+e\beta^2+f\beta^3$,

we have the bivector

$\theta\wedge\phi=(bf-ce)\beta^2\wedge\beta^3+(cd-af)\beta^3\wedge\beta^1+(ad-be)\beta^1\wedge\beta^2$.

Otherwise,

Cf. this with the data $\left(\begin{array}{c}a\\b\\c\end{array}\right)$ and $\left(\begin{array}{c}d\\e\\f\end{array}\right)$ to construct the famous

$\left(\begin{array}{c}a\\b\\c\end{array}\right)\times\left(\begin{array}{c}d\\e\\f\end{array}\right)=\left(\begin{array}{c}bf-ce\\cd-af\\ad-be\end{array}\right)$

So, nobody should be confused about the uses of the symbol $\wedge$ dans le calcul vectoriel XD