Mike Day: Vector length and normalization difficulties


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Here’s a short account of an easily overlooked difficulty with vector length and vector normalization functions, together with one way of solving the problem. We’ll use 3-component vectors by way of illustration, but the idea is easily extended to longer or shorter vectors, quaternions, etc. Single-precision floating point is assumed.

Vector-length-and-normalization-difficulties.pdf

  • Steven

    huh, that might have actually already caused a problem for me (with very large values instead of small though). Thanks for the article, I never thought about that.