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Subject: [geometry] Comparable distance from point to segment
From: Oleg Evseev (ev.mipt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-06 13:53:59

Hi all,

[image: изображение.png]
Could someone explain to me how comparable distance works for point (P) and
segment (AB), is it always shorten distance to line (length of red
perpendicular from P on the pic above) or really to "limited" segment -
nearest point _ON_ it (length of PA for the pic above)?

Thanks in advanced for help!

With regards, Oleg.


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