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Formula of shortest distance between two skewed lines

  1. Oct 11, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    kindly refer to the yellow highlighted part,
    why is IE4YzJD.jpg but not euFPWN9.jpg ?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. Oct 11, 2014 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    ??? The "yellowed part" says precisely the second: [tex]|AC|= |AB| cos(\theta)[/tex]
     
  4. Oct 11, 2014 #3
    please refer to the lower part , it states that [tex]|AB|= |AB| cos(\theta)[/tex]....... after eliminate |vector b1 x vector b2|
     
  5. Oct 11, 2014 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    No, there is nowhere, in what you posted, that says that.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2014 #5

    Mark44

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    From https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/guidelines-for-students-and-helpers.686783/
     
  7. Oct 11, 2014 #6

    Mark44

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    At the bottom of the third image you have |AC| = |AB|cos(##\theta##)
     
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