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## Calculus II: Lesson 28: Polar and Parametric Equations

Authors
: Jack Wagner
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The plane, being two dimensional, requires two numbers to uniquely identify a given point. Although the point is unique, these numbers, or coordinates, are far from unique and depend entirely on the coordinate system in use. We might, for instance, select a coordinate system in which the axes make an angle of Pi/4 . The coordinates of a point in such a system would certainly be different from those of the same point in rectangular Cartesian coordinates. The equations connecting the coordinates in one system with those in a second system are transformation equations. One of the more useful coordinate systems in common use is the polar coordinate system. In this worksheet, we look at polar and parametric equations.

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Publish Date: October 01, 2003
Created In: Maple 8
Language: English

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