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Unununium111 January 20th, 2011 09:15 PM

Scalar projection, distance from point to line
 
Hey there...working out some problems I am having with calc right now, it's been a few years for me. So problem states, use scalar projection to show that the distance from P=(x,y) to line ax + by + c = 0 is: |ax+by+c| / sqrt(a^2 + b^2)

Any help?

MarkFL January 20th, 2011 10:56 PM

Re: Scalar projection, distance from point to line
 
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I found the solution, and uploaded the pdf file:

[attachment=0:3kchncpa]pointline.pdf[/attachment:3kchncpa]

Unununium111 January 21st, 2011 04:30 AM

Re: Scalar projection, distance from point to line
 
Managed to get it...if anyone would like the solution posted, feel free to PM me or something and I'll put it up for ya.


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