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Student[Precalculus]

 Distance
 find the distance between two points

 Calling Sequence Distance(p1, p2)

Parameters

 p1 - n-element list or n-Vector p2 - n-element list or n-Vector

Description

 • The command Distance(p1, p2) computes the distance between the points p1 and p2, which must have the same dimensionality (and orientation, when each of the points is a Vector).
 • This command is part of the Student[Precalculus] package, so it can be used in the form Distance(..) only after executing the command with(Student[Precalculus]).  However, it can always be used in the form Student[Precalculus][Distance](..).

Examples

 > with(Student:-Precalculus):
 > Distance([0,0],[1,2]);
 $\sqrt{{5}}$ (1)
 > Distance(<1,2,3>,[0,-1,2]);
 $\sqrt{{11}}$ (2)
 > Distance(<0,0>,<1,2>);
 $\sqrt{{5}}$ (3)

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