# Can two physical vectors form a physical cross product if they are physically separated?

I would say that they can't create a cross product. If they can create a cross product, which seems to be the case from the comments below and answer, then is that cross product consider local or non-local? But it seems like to me that such a cross product is just a mathematical artifact and can't be a real physical vector x x y = z, that we could measure. Or can it be measured? If so, how?

• Can you provide an example? What do you mean by "physically separated"? – lmr Apr 9 '19 at 6:35
• Say that they are two feet apart from each other. – FrediFizzx Apr 9 '19 at 6:36
• What is a physical vector in this context? Could you give an example of a cross-product with physical vectors? – Steeven Apr 9 '19 at 6:39
• Two angular momentum vectors. – FrediFizzx Apr 9 '19 at 6:41
• Well, I wouldn't think of vectors, but physical quantities. Angular momenta will not be able to "interact" if the objects connected to those quantities are separated from each other. – lmr Apr 9 '19 at 6:45