Calculus II: Lesson 28: Polar and Parametric Equations - Maple Application Center
Application Center Applications Calculus II: Lesson 28: Polar and Parametric Equations

Calculus II: Lesson 28: Polar and Parametric Equations

Authors
: Jack Wagner
Engineering software solutions from Maplesoft
This Application runs in Maple. Don't have Maple? No problem!
 Try Maple free for 15 days!
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.

Application Details

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

More Like This

Calculus II: Lesson 7a: Applications of Integration 6: Centroids
0
Calculus II: Lesson 1: Area Between Curves
0
Calculus II: Lesson 3: Applications of Integration 1: Work
0
Calculus II: Lesson 2: Solids of Revolution
0
Calculus II: Lesson 9: Integration by Substitution: Worked Examples
0
Calculus II: Lesson 1a: Areas of Planar Regions
0
Calculus II: Lesson 10: Integration by Parts
1
Calculus II: Lesson 7: Applications of Integration 5: Moments and Center of Mass
1
Calculus II: Lesson 4: Applications of Integration 2: Average Value of a Function
0
Calculus II: Lesson 11: Integration of Rational Functions
1
Calculus II: Lesson 5: Applications of Integration 3: Area of a Surface of Revolution
0
Calculus II: Lesson 6: Applications of Integration 4: Arc Length of Graphs
0