# Getting the angle between two 3D vectors

Another short post related to a question I was asked, that I figure might be helpful to others.
Getting the angle between two vectors in 2D is as simple as:

`var angle = Math.atan2(vectorA.y - vectorB.y, vectorA.x - vectorB.x)`

However that does not work in 3D space, however the angle between any two vectors (2D or 3D) is defined as the
``` cosine theta = (A dot B) / Normalized-A * Normalized-B ```
Where theta is the angle between them. To find theta, we can inverse the equation:
``` theta = acos( (A dot B) / Normalized-A * Normalized-B ) ```

In code getting the angle between two vectors in 3D space translates to:

```// Make up two vectors var vectorA = new Vector3(5, -20, -14); var vectorB = new Vector3(-1, 3, 2);   // Store some information about them for below var dot = vectorA.dot(vectorB); var lengthA = vectorA.length(); var lengthB = vectorB.length();   // Now to find the angle var theta = Math.acos( dot / (lengthA * lengthB) ); // Theta = 3.06 radians or 175.87 degrees```