A regular tetrahedron has six edges of length a. (a) Show that two opposite edges, such as OA and BC, are perpendicular to each other. (b) Use this property and the result obtained in 3.61 to determine the perpendicular distance between edges OA and BC.
3.Process Management A process can be thought of as a program in execution. A process will need certain resources—such as CPU time, memory, files, and I/O devices —to accomplish its task. These resources are allocated to the process either when it is created or while it is executing. A process is the unit of work in most systems. Systems consist of a collection of processes: operating-system processes execute system code, and user processes execute user code. All these processes may execute concurrently. Although traditionally a process contained only a single thread of control as it ran, most modern operating systems now support processes that have multiple threads. The operating system is responsible for several impo