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Oblate spheroidal

3D Coordinate Systems

Description

Oblate spheroidal coordinates are a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system that results from rotating the two-dimensional elliptic coordinate system about the non-focal axis of the ellipse, i.e., the symmetry axis that separates the foci.

Object definitions

Mapping

Mapping of Oblate spheroidal
\{x\to a \cosh (u) \cos (v) \cos (w),y\to a \cosh (u) \cos (v) \sin (w),z\to a \sinh (u) \sin (v)\}
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{x -> a*Cos[v]*Cos[w]*Cosh[u], y -> a*Cos[v]*Cosh[u]*Sin[w], z -> a*Sin[v]*Sinh[u]}
[x = a*cos(v)*cos(w)*cosh(u), y = a*cos(v)*cosh(u)*sin(w), z = a*sin(v)*sinh(u)]

Constants

Constants of Oblate spheroidal
\{a\}
<math> <mrow> <mo>{</mo> <mi>a</mi> <mo>}</mo> </mrow> </math>
{a}
[a]

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3D Coordinate Systems: Oblate spheroidal from Differential Geometry Library. http://digi-area.com/DifferentialGeometryLibrary/3DCoordinateSystems/Oblate-Spheroidal.php

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