Student[VectorCalculus] Coordinate Systems - Maple Programming Help

Online Help

All Products    Maple    MapleSim


Home : Support : Online Help : Education : Student Package : Vector Calculus : Student/VectorCalculus/Coordinates

Student[VectorCalculus] Coordinate Systems

 

Description

References

Description

• 

The Student[VectorCalculus] package supports the following coordinate systems:

  

In two dimensions - cartesian and polar.

  

In three dimensions - cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical.

• 

The conversions from the various coordinate systems to Cartesian (rectangular) coordinates in 2-space

  

 

u,vx,y

  

are given by:

  

 

  

Cartesian:

  

x=u 

  

y=v 

  

 

  

polar:

  

x=ucosv 

  

y=usinv 

• 

The conversions from the various coordinate systems to Cartesian coordinates in 3-space

  

 

u,v,wx,y,z

  

are given as follows.

  

 

  

Cartesian:

  

x=u

  

y=v

  

z=w

  

 

  

cylindrical:

  

x=ucosv 

  

y=usinv

  

z=w

  

 

  

spherical:

  

x=ucoswsinv

  

y=usinwsinv

  

z=ucosv

References

  

Moon, P., and Spencer, D.E. Field Theory Handbook. 2d ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1971.

  

Spiegel, Murray R.  Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables. New York:  McGraw Hill Book Company, 1968, pp. 126-130.

See Also

Student[VectorCalculus]

Student[VectorCalculus][GetCoordinates]

Student[VectorCalculus][SetCoordinates]

 


Download Help Document

Was this information helpful?



Please add your Comment (Optional)
E-mail Address (Optional)
What is ? This question helps us to combat spam