Angle between two vectors in 3d
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Jan on 20 Sep 2011
angle = atan2(norm(cross(a,b)), dot(a,b))
See this compact discussion about this topic: CSSM: Angle between two vectors . Only 71 replies (Google finds 89 replies, so I assume 18 spam messages?) and 68300 views currently...
[EDITED]: W. Kahan suggested in his paper "Mindeless.pdf":
2 * atan(norm(x*norm(y) - norm(x)*y) / norm(x * norm(y) + norm(x) * y))
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Lucas García on 20 Sep 2011
You can use the subspace function to find the angle between two subspaces:
David Young on 20 Sep 2011
acos(dot(v1, v2) / (norm(v1) * norm(v2)))
EDIT: Having seen Jan Simon's reply, and the long thread at CSSM that he refers to, I realise that the formula I proposed is not a particularly good one. The two methods in Jan's reply are both likely to be preferable.