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"Matt J " <mattjacREMOVE@THISieee.spam> wrote in message <hogbk2$mkc$1@fred.mathworks.com>...

> Well, here are the equations that P2 must satisfy
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> dot(P1,P2)=r^2
> dot(P2,P2)=r^2
> 
> As you can see, you have 2 equations in 3 unknowns, so as we've been saying, there will be no unique solution.
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Here I assumed that x0=y0=z0=0, but you can solve under this assumption and then make a coordinate shift later...


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