Cartesian Coordinates

Coordinates where the position of a point is described by the distance it is from 2 lines in 2 dimensional space or from 3 planes in 3 dimensional space.


The transformation from polar to rectangular coordinates is:

The transformation from rectangular to polar coordinates is:



The transformation from spherical to rectangular coordinates is:

The transformation from cartesian to spherical coordinates is:


See also: Cartesian Plane, Coordinates, Descartes, Rene, Polar Coordinates, Quadrant, Spherical Coordinates.

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Subjects: Mathematics