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Polar

2D Coordinate Systems

Description

The Polar is a two-dimensional coordinate system in which each point on a plane is determined by a distance from a fixed point and an angle from a fixed direction.
The Polar coordinate system is extended into three dimensions with two different coordinate systems, the cylindrical and spherical coordinate system.

Object definitions

Mapping

Mapping of Polar
\{x\to r \cos (\phi ),y\to r \sin (\phi )\}
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{x -> r*Cos[\[Phi]], y -> r*Sin[\[Phi]]}
[x = r*cos(phi), y = r*sin(phi)]

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2D Coordinate Systems: Polar from Differential Geometry Library. http://digi-area.com/DifferentialGeometryLibrary/2DCoordinateSystems/Polar.php

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