Find if Parametric equations are perpendicular  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Find if Parametric equations are perpendicular

Postby stephenalistoun on Sat May 12, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi all,

How do you find out if this Parametric equation

x = -2t + 3 ; y = -t - 1 ; z = -3t + 2

Is perpendicular to this parametric equation

x = -2 + 6t ; y = 3 - 6t ; z = -3 - 2t

Thanks
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Re: Find if Parametric equations are perpendicular  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby nona.m.nona on Mon May 14, 2012 2:28 pm

stephenalistoun wrote:How do you find out if this Parametric equation

x = -2t + 3 ; y = -t - 1 ; z = -3t + 2

Is perpendicular to this parametric equation

x = -2 + 6t ; y = 3 - 6t ; z = -3 - 2t

The planes determined by the vectors corresponding to these parametric equations will intersect at an angle A of 90* (or pi/2), as will their normal vectors. So apply the formula



Confirm the numerical result.
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