Coordinates

Numbers that specify the position of a point or the position or orientation of a geometric object.

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.

Polar Coordinates
The position of a point is defined as the distance from the origin and an angle relative to the x axis.

Rectangular Coordinates
Also known as Cartesian Coordinates.

Spherical Coordinates
A point is located in space by the distance from the origin and two angles.

See also: Coordinate Plane, Generalised Coordinates, Oblique Coordinates, Octant.

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Subjects: Mathematics