tf.cross(a, b, name=None)

tf.cross(a, b, name=None)

See the guide: Math > Arithmetic Operators

Compute the pairwise cross product.

a and b must be the same shape; they can either be simple 3-element vectors, or any shape where the innermost dimension is 3. In the latter case, each pair of corresponding 3-element vectors is cross-multiplied independently.


  • a: A Tensor. Must be one of the following types: float32, float64, int32, int64, uint8, int16, int8, uint16, half. A tensor containing 3-element vectors.
  • b: A Tensor. Must have the same type as a. Another tensor, of same type and shape as a.
  • name: A name for the operation (optional).


A Tensor. Has the same type as a. Pairwise cross product of the vectors in a and b.

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/