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Ted Thizzle
09/19/12 6:25pm

Hey Guys!

Any help today would be greatly appreciated!
I have two functions in 3D space that I am trying to find the minimum distance between. It sounds relatively straightforward but there is no documentation out there to help me out!
One of my functions is a complex trigonometric piecewise defined by r[t] and the other is a very simple line {-3 + t, 5 + 2 t, 0}...

How would you guys go about solving this problem?
Know of any helpful Mathematica tools that can do this?

Ted

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Minimum Distance between Two 3D Functions? Ted Thizzle 09/19/12 6:25pm
Re: Minimum Distance between Two 3D Functions? Bill Simpson 10/02/12 9:08pm
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