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04-03-2003, 08:57 AM
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

04-03-2003, 09:29 PM
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?