Angular momentum is traditionally taught as a (pseudo)vector quantity, tied closely to the cross product. This approach is familiar to experts but challenging for students, and full of subtleties. Here, we present an alternative pedagogical approach: angular momentum is described using bivectors which can be visualized as “tiles” with area and orientation, and whose components form an antisymmetric matrix. Although bivectors have historically been studied in specialized contexts like spacetime classification or geometric algebra, they are no more complicated to understand than cross products. The bivector language provides a more fundamental definition for rotational physics and opens the door to understanding rotations in relativity and in extra dimensions.

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*Geometric Algebra for Physicists*

*Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics*

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