right-hand rule


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right-hand rule

n. Physics
A rule that uses the shape of the right hand to establish the standard orientation of vector quantities normal to a plane, especially when calculating a vector product or the helicity of particle spin. For example, in the case of spin, the fingers of the right hand should curl in the direction of rotation; the thumb then points in the direction of the spin vector.
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According to classical electromagnetic theory and circuit theory, electric current in metallic wires is the flow of electrons in the wires (conductors), and a magnetic field is generated around the conducting wires according to the Right-Hand Rule.
To determine the polarization of a circular antenna, the right-hand rule is used.
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