Calculus 2 : Polar Form

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Example Question #16 : Polar Form

Calculate the polar form hypotenuse of the following cartesian equation:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In a cartesian form, the primary parameters are  and . In polar form, they are  and 

 is the hypotenuse, and  is the angle created by .

2 things to know when converting from Cartesian to polar.

You want to calculate the hypotenuse, 

Solution:

 

Example Question #259 : Parametric, Polar, And Vector

What is the polar form of 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can convert from rectangular to polar form by using the following trigonometric identities: and . Given , then:

Dividing both sides by , we get:

Example Question #91 : Polar Form

What is the polar form of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can convert from rectangular to polar form by using the following trigonometric identities: and . Given , then:

Dividing both sides by , we get:

Example Question #92 : Polar Form

What is the polar form of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can convert from rectangular to polar form by using the following trigonometric identities: and . Given , then:

 

Example Question #93 : Polar Form

What is the polar form of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can convert from rectangular to polar form by using the following trigonometric identities: and . Given , then:

 

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