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Gelero

08-22-2001, 03:44 AM

hey guys!

what does it mean this B - A

B and A are both vectors[0..2]

ohhh in delphi...

is like

B[0] - A[0]

B[1] - A[1]

B[2] - A[2], or is another operation, like crossproduct ?

It means subtract vector A from vector B.

I think in your case the aim is to give the vector from A to B.

-Mezz

Coconut

08-22-2001, 07:20 AM

In standard math notions,

A * B is the dot product(the asterisk should be a dot in the middle)

A x B is the cross product.

Gelero

08-22-2001, 08:01 AM

Could you put the equations of the dot and cross products ???

Rob The Bloke

08-22-2001, 03:50 PM

dot: you'll probably use this one

A * B = A[0]*B[0] + A[1]*B[1] + A[2]*B[2]

to find:

A * B = |A|*|B|*cos(angleBetweenThem)

cross:

C[0] = A[1]*B[2] - A[2]*B[1]

C[1] = A[2]*B[0] - A[0]*B[2]

C[2] = A[0]*B[1] - A[1]*B[0]

A x B = C

This gives the vector normal to A & B. Its length is equal to the area of the polygon defined by them...

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