Hi how would i find distance between 2 skew lines?
as far as i know, First i have to find the vector perpendicular to each line, and then...??
anyone would help me? thanks
The basic idea is to use the formula for the distance between a point and a plane.
Let L1 have direction vector v1 and L2 have direction vector v2
And let P1 and P2 be the parallel planes containing L1 and L2 respectively
Then v1 x v2 will will be the Normal to P1.
Find a point on P1 and compute the equation of the plane P1.
Find a point on P2 and use the formula for the distance between a point and a plane.