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    A parallelepiped is defined by the three non-collinear vectors A, B, C. Show that the enclosed volume is given plus or minus the triple scalar product (depending on whether the product contains the vectors in cyclic or anticyclic order).

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    The triple scalar product of three vectors is defined as:

    This determinant is positive if the three ...

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