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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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The p-norm of a vector(in 2d) is (|x|^p+|y|^p)^(1/p) my question is can p be 0,fraction or nagetive?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If I recall correctly, p can be any real number apart from 0.

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Actually, p must be a real number greater or equal to 1.

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Why isn't nagetive number or fractions<1 allowed?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Because it wouldn't be a norm (it would give zero values if any of the coordinates is 0).

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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Oh,thanks.

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