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Cone in three dimension

According to me the following statements are true Statement 1: The guiding curve of a right circular cone is always a circle. Statement 2: If the guiding curve is a circle then the cone may or may ...
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Cube divided into subcubes: Find out index of the side of subcube $c$ that faces subcube $n$

I'm trying to figure out a general formula to find out the side for every cube that faces a specific cube inside the following structure: Given index n and the subcube index c find out the ...
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An equation to figure out where on the other side of earth you are looking

I'm trying to derive out an equation that will take variables for the longitude and latitude of your current position on earth, and the pitch and heading that you are looking downwards towards the ...
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Solve for Rotation Angle About Arbitrary Axis

I'm working on an embedded system which has been tasked with an interesting problem. It knows the initial location of three points on a sphere. After the sphere rotates, it knows the distance by which ...
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3d equivalent geometric shape of a 2d tiled space

In case anyone remembers the old game Comets, it was about this: You had a spaceship which you could move around the screen and various meteors appeared and you had to shoot them up. When you moved ...
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Inverse of Perspective Matrix

I am trying to calculate Image to World model for my thesis dealing with road lanes. As a disclaimer I have to say that linear algebra is not my strong suite. The idea is - given that I know yield, ...
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Surface of a polynomial

How can I find the surface represented by the polynomial $$x^2-y^2-2xz=0$$ any clue please?? I have tried to plot it using Maple
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Ellipsoid but not quite

I have an ellipsoid centered at the origin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsoid Assume $a,b,c$ are expressed in $mm$. Say I want to cover it with a uniform coat/layer which is $d$ mm thick ...
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How can I get the angle between two 2-component 3d angles?

If I have two 3d angles like [120 degrees, 40 degrees] and [70 degrees, 90 degrees], how would I calculate the scaler angle ...
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minimize tip-tilt in surface data via simple matrix transformation

I have an $M \times N$ array $(A_{M\times N})$ of regularly-spaced elevation points which thus define a surface, although each $z(x,y)$ datum corresponds to a unique $(x,y)$ pair -- so-called 2.5D ...
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Equation of plane passing through intersection of line and plane

Find the equation of the plane passing through the intersection of line $$\frac{x-2}{3}=\frac{y+1}{4}=\frac{z-2}{2}$$ and the plane $$x-y+z=5$$ and parallel to a vector with direction ratios ...
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One-sided submanifolds in Hempel's 3-Manifolds

Early on in Hempel's book 3-Manifolds, he discusses two-sided submanifolds: if $N$ is a manifold of dimension $n$, and $M$ is a submanifold of dimension $(n-1)$, then $M$ is two-sided if there is an ...
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Equations of the line which intersects the lines $\frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{y-2}{3}=\frac{z-3}{4}$ and $\frac{x+2}{1}=\frac{y-3}{2}=\frac{z+1}{4}$

Find the equations of the line which intersects the lines $\frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{y-2}{3}=\frac{z-3}{4}$ and $\frac{x+2}{1}=\frac{y-3}{2}=\frac{z+1}{4}$ and passes through the point $(1,1,1)$. First I ...
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Get 4 points of a rectangle inside a plane

There is a plane defined by 3 points in 3D space. I need to get the 4 edges points of a rectangle that: Lies on the plane. Has Width and high of w and h. Centered at the Z axis. One of it side is ...
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Find the equation of the plane through a given point, with given normal vector [duplicate]

I need to find the equation of the plane through the point $(−1,.5, 3)$ with normal vector $𝐢 + 4𝐣 + 𝐤$. I know that the equation will look something like this: $1 (x + 1) + 4 (y - .5) + 1 (z - 3) ...
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Solving vector equations of planes

Find the line of intersection of two planes denoted by: $r=\overrightarrow{b}+\lambda(\overrightarrow{b}-\overrightarrow{a})+\nu(\overrightarrow{a}+\overrightarrow{c})$ ...
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Vector equation to line equation

I've not read vectors in math yet but I'm done with those in physics. I want to find out a line equation from a vector equation. Say I've 2 points in 3D space: Point A with coordinate $(a, b, c)$ and ...
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Why do two different quaternions appear to have the same rotation?

When using a Quaternions I've noticed something I don't quite understand. If I'm rotation $\frac{\pi}{2}$ radians on the Y axis it goes from $[0,0,0,1]$ to $[0,\sqrt{2},0,\sqrt{2}]$. A rotation of ...
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difference between 2 quaternions

I'm trying to calculate quaternions relative to a given orientation. It is easiest for me to explain my intentions by means of an example: Suppose you have a vector $v1=[0,0,1]$ and I want to rotate ...
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Dot Product of Position and Directiom Vectors

Assume that we have one normalised 3D vector (D) representing direction and another 3D vector representing a position (P). How can we calculate the dot product of D and P? If it was the dot product ...
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Retrieve Cubes that Share a Vertex [closed]

Suppose that we have a world with an infinite number of cubes, each of which are 1x1x1 in size and have integral coordinates, e.g. (1, 2, 3) Given that C is a cube at (XC, YC, ZC) and that P is a ...
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Matlab 3D plots

I am currently in high school and is writing a maths research paper on a calculus problem. In the conclusion, I would like to include a 3D plot of a function I found. It goes something like this: a, ...
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Find a vector from the origin that is a known length and is orthogonal to the plane defined by its endpoint and two other known points?

I have a mechanism that pivot on one point, which I'll call the origin, and is moved by pushing on two other points. These other points are not fixed on the mechanism, but I can compute where they ...
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How do projections in 3D with homogeneous coordinates work?

Affine 3D transformations can be expressed in homogeneous coordinates by a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{4 \times 4}$. This means we have 16 parameters to calculate. The first thing I asked myself is how ...
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Scaling 3D-Points depending on Groundtruth

I generated points of a trajectory of a plane, like: $$ \begin{array}{lcr} \text{x} & \text{y} & \text{z} \\ \hline 0.396950& -0.199959& -0.000336\\ 0.122995& -0.199975& ...
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How to adapt “System of Circles” method to 3D for finding a sphere given 4 points?

I want to analyze (computational complexity & running time) of different approaches to determining a sphere in 3D given 4 points on its surface. To start I have been searching for different ...
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direction cosines to axis confusion

I'm asking for clarification on following question : Find the direction Cosines of AB and hence calculate the angle in degrees ,between AB and each of the positive coordinate axes. AB = = ...
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Cutting a cube into pieces

A cube has four diagonal planes. Let them be $P_1, P_2, P_3, P_4$. $P_1$ and $P_2$ intersect at exactly two corners. The cube is cut by $P_1$ and $P_2$ diagonal planes. What are the volumes of the ...
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What's the mathematics behind 3D modelling? [closed]

I'm highly interested about 3D modelling in software, and I know that it has some deep mathematics behind it too. I would like to learn what specific topics are behind it mathematically. As long as I ...
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Mathematical theory for equally distributed dipole structures with inner equilibration

I'm looking for a mathematical theory for equally distributed dipole structures with inner equilibration. I know, that there exist two magnetic clusters, where the north and the south poles equally ...
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How to find a point which lies at distance d on 3D line, given a position vector and direction vector?

I have a position vector $(p_x, p_y, p_z)$ and direction vector $(v_x, v_y, v_z)$. I need to find a point on along the direction vector which is at distance $d$ from $(p_x, p_y, p_z)$.
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Motion in 3D Space: Finding Velocity from Distance, Launch Angle

The question asks: A bullet is fired from the ground at an angle of $45°$. What initial speed must the bullet have in order to hit the top of a $130 m$ tower located $190 m$ away? (Recall that ...
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Find the equations of $x-y$, $x-z$ and $z-y$ planes.

Do the $y-x$ and $x-y$ planes have the same equations? I think that the equation of the $x-y$ plane can be $x+y+z=0$ or $x+y+z=4$ or $ax+by+cz=$ any real number and $a,b,c$ are arbitrary real numbers. ...
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Quaternion - Angle computation using accelerometer and gyroscope

I have been using a 6dof LSM6DS0 IMU unit (with accelerometer and gyroscope). And I am trying to calculate the angle of rotation around all the three axes. I have tried may methods but not getting the ...
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How to rotate a 3D object, using only local x-, y-, and z-rotations, so that it always faces a camera at the origin

I have been struggling with a difficult problem involving 3D rotations. I first came across this problem in a computer science context, but I've attempted to generalize it a bit before posting. (I ...
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Extracting the Axis a Quaternion is rotating around from the Quaternion itself Directly

Quaternion has components X, Y, Z, and W. If you created a Quaternion with input being a 3D Vector representing the axis (X,Y,Z) and a floating point number representing the amount to rotate around ...
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Find the projection of the line $x+y+z-3=0=2x+3y+4z-6$ on the plane $z=0$

Find the projection of the line $x+y+z-3=0=2x+3y+4z-6$ on the plane $z=0$ The equation represents the line of intersection of two planes. Using augmented matrix $$ \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 ...
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How do I compute the angles of a pyramid from the angle between its sides?

I have been given the following problem to solve: In a right pyramid whose base is an equilateral triangle, the angle between 2 side-faces is 70 degrees. Compute the base angle of a side-face. I ...
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Equation of plane perpendicular to given plane

Find the equation of the plane which contains the line of intersection of the planes $x+2y+3z-4=0$ and $2x+y-z+5=0$ and which is perpendicular to the plane $5x+3y-6z+8=0$ By setting $z=0$ I found a ...
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Equation of line passing through origin

Find the equations of the two lines through the origin which intersect the line $\frac{x-3}{2}=\frac{y-3}{1}=\frac{z}{1}$ at angles of $\frac{\pi}{3}$ Now our required line should be ...
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Rotation matrix between two similar cuboids using their upper sides ( and the planes defined by these sides)

I have two different images and with them an estimation of two planes ( defined in the same system). I would like to get the rotation matrix, quaternion or euler angles of a surface within this ...
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Translate Pitch and Roll Angles of Object to those at different Yaw

I have been trying to find a method to translate the pitch and roll angles of one object to those of another connected object at a different yaw - i.e I have an IMU mounted on a quadcopter frame and a ...
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Conjugating rotation by another rotation

If $g ∈ \mathrm{SO}(3)$ is the rotation about axis $p$ by angle $α$, and $h$ is a rotation mapping $p$ to another line $q$, then $g$ conjugated by $h$ is the rotation about $q$ by the same angle $α$. ...
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Plane rotation: range of angles to produce all posible x'y' planes

Given an $(x, y, z)$ system I create a new system $(x', y', z')$ by applying two rotations $\theta$ and $\phi$. In the new system the $(x',y')$ plane, i.e.: the $z'=0$ plane, can be written as: $$ ...
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finding pixel coordinates

I'm trying to calculate pixel coordinates of 3d points Xw = [150 200 350] where R is given as \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \\ ...
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$Z$ coordinates disappear in the general rotation transformation matrix.

I wanted to generate the general rotation transformation matrix ($3D$). But when I did the multiplication the result didn't include the original $Z$ coordinates,I don't know why the $Z$ disappeared. ...
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Does $(x,y,z) = (2,1,1) +s(-1,-1,-1) + t(2,-2,-2)$ represent a line or plane?

Does the equation $$(x,y,z) = (2,1,1) +s(-1,-1,-1) + t(2,-2,-2)$$ represent a line or plane? I claimed it is a plane, as the two direction vectors are not multiples and thus for any values of $s$ and ...
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Calculate sphere radius using two vector points.

Using accelerometers I have acquired two $3D$ vectors $V_1$, $V_2$ which both have $(x, y, z)$. Assume that these vectors are points ($P_1$ and $P_2$) on the surface of a sphere ($S$), so that the ...
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Vector equation of line containing point and perpendicular to plane [duplicate]

How would one find the vector equation of the line that contains the point (x0, y0, z0) and is perpendicular to the plane Ax + By + Cz = D?
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Give a geometric description of the following set of points

Give a geometric description of the following set of points: $x^2 +y^2 + z^2-8x+14y-18z>/= 65 $ So I completed the square and got the set to read: $(x-4)^2+(y+7)^2+(z-9)^2>/= 211 $ However ...