single bar around vector

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    single bar around vector

    I'm used to seeing the magnitude expressed with double bars...do single bars around a vector mean the same thing? I'm trying to project a vector onto a plane using this equation:
    Normal = Normal to plane

    Vector = (Vector - Normal) / |Normal|^2

    I'm not sure if the single bar means magnitude, or maybe the absolute value?...thanks

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    Yeah, if you're talking about vectors, then yes, it's the magnitude, I've seen it in some books
    That was originally post on Flashdaddee in the Off Topic forum by Osk - under the exact same question. Are you and Shadow the same person?

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