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Plan 9 - man page for arith3 (plan9 section 9)

ARITH3(9.2)									      ARITH3(9.2)

NAME
       add3,  sub3, div3, mul3, eqpt3, closept3, dot3, cross3, len3, dist3, unit3, midpt3, lerp3,
       reflect3, nearseg3, pldist3, vdiv3, vrem3, pn2f3, ppp2f3,  fff2p3,  pdiv4,  add4,  sub4	-
       operations on 3-d points and planes

SYNOPSIS
       #include <libg.h>

       #include <geometry.h>

       Point3 add3(Point3 a, Point3 b)

       Point3 sub3(Point3 a, Point3 b)

       Point3 div3(Point3 a, double b)

       Point3 mul3(Point3 a, double b)

       int eqpt3(Point3 p, Point3 q)

       int closept3(Point3 p, Point3 q, double eps)

       double dot3(Point3 p, Point3 q)

       Point3 cross3(Point3 p, Point3 q)

       double len3(Point3 p)

       double dist3(Point3 p, Point3 q)

       Point3 unit3(Point3 p)

       Point3 midpt3(Point3 p, Point3 q)

       Point3 lerp3(Point3 p, Point3 q, double alpha)

       Point3 reflect3(Point3 p, Point3 p0, Point3 p1)

       Point3 nearseg3(Point3 p0, Point3 p1, Point3 testp)

       double pldist3(Point3 p, Point3 p0, Point3 p1)

       double vdiv3(Point3 a, Point3 b)

       Point3 vrem3(Point3 a, Point3 b)

       Point3 pn2f3(Point3 p, Point3 n)

       Point3 ppp2f3(Point3 p0, Point3 p1, Point3 p2)

       Point3 fff2p3(Point3 f0, Point3 f1, Point3 f2)

       Point3 pdiv4(Point3 a)

       Point3 add4(Point3 a, Point3 b)

       Point3 sub4(Point3 a, Point3 b)

DESCRIPTION
       These  routines	do arithmetic on points and planes in affine or projective 3-space.  Type
       Point3 is

	      typedef struct Point3 Point3;
	      struct Point3{
		    double x, y, z, w;
	      };

       Routines whose names end in 3 operate on vectors or ordinary  points  in  affine  3-space,
       represented  by their Euclidean (x,y,z) coordinates.  (They assume w=1 in their arguments,
       and set w=1 in their results.)

       Name   Description

       add3   Add the coordinates of two points.

       sub3   Subtract coordinates of two points.

       mul3   Multiply coordinates by a scalar.

       div3   Divide coordinates by a scalar.

       eqpt3  Test two points for exact equality.

       closept3
	      Is the distance between two points smaller than eps?

       dot3   Dot product.

       cross3 Cross product.

       len3   Distance to the origin.

       dist3  Distance between two points.

       unit3  A unit vector parallel to p.

       midpt3 The midpoint of line segment pq.

       lerp3  Linear interpolation between p and q.

       reflect3
	      The reflection of point p in the segment joining p0 and p1.

       nearseg3
	      The closest point to testp on segment p0 p1.

       pldist3
	      The distance from p to segment p0 p1.

       vdiv3  Vector divide -- the length of the component of a parallel to b, in  units  of  the
	      length of b.

       vrem3  Vector  remainder  -- the component of a perpendicular to b.  Ignoring roundoff, we
	      have eqpt3(add3(mul3(b, vdiv3(a, b)), vrem3(a, b)), a).

       The following routines convert amongst  various	representations  of  points  and  planes.
       Planes  are represented identically to points, by duality; a point p is on a plane q when-
       ever p.x*q.x+p.y*q.y+p.z*q.z+p.w*q.w=0.	Although  when	dealing  with  affine  points  we
       assume  p.w=1,  we can't make the same assumption for planes.  The names of these routines
       are extra-cryptic.  They contain an f (for `face') to indicate a plane, p for a point  and
       n  for a normal vector.	The number 2 abbreviates the word `to.'  The number 3 reminds us,
       as before, that we're dealing with affine points.  Thus pn2f3 takes a point and	a  normal
       vector and returns the corresponding plane.

       Name   Description

       pn2f3  Compute the plane passing through p with normal n.

       ppp2f3 Compute the plane passing through three points.

       fff2p3 Compute the intersection point of three planes.

       The  names of the following routines end in 4 because they operate on points in projective
       4-space, represented by their homogeneous coordinates.

       pdiv4  Perspective division.  Divide p.w into p's coordinates, converting to affine  coor-
	      dinates.	If p.w is zero, the result is the same as the argument.

       add4   Add the coordinates of two points.

       sub4   Subtract the coordinates of two points.

SOURCE
       /sys/src/libgeometry

SEE ALSO
       tstack(9.2)

BUGS
       Spotty coverage.

										      ARITH3(9.2)


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