# fast_normalize

Normal vector length 1.

```
gentype
```**
fast_normalize
**
(
| gentype `p``)` |

## Description

Returns a vector in the same direction as `p`

but with a length of 1. `fast_normalize`

is computed as:

The result shall be within 8192 ulps error from the infinitely precise result of

if ( all(`p`

== 0.0f))

`result = p`

;

else

`result = p`

/ sqrt(`p.x`

^{2} + `p.y`

^{2} +...);

with the following exceptions:

- If the sum of squares is greater than FLT_MAX then the value of the floating-point values in the result vector are undefined.
- If the sum of squares is less than FLT_MIN then the implementation may return back
`p`

.
- If the device is in 'denorms are flushed to zero' mode, individual operand elements with magnitude less than sqrt(FLT_MIN) may be flushed to zero before proceeding with the calculation.

## Notes

Built-in geometric functions operate component-wise and the description is per-component. The generic type name gentype indicates that the
function can take float, float2, or float4 as the type for the arguments.

The built-in geometric functions are implemented using the round to nearest even rounding mode.

The geometric functions can be implemented using contractions such as mad or fma.

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