Determine polar coordinates of the points with Cartesian coordinates ( - 1 , 0 ) , ( 3 square...


Determine polar coordinates of the points with Cartesian coordinates {eq}(-1,0),(3\sqrt{3}),(-2,-2) {/eq} and {eq}(1,-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}) {/eq}.

Polar Coordinates

Coordinate system is a method of locating a point in space (either 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional) by measuring its position relative to reference axes. Rectangular coordinate system or the Cartesian coordinate system makes use of vertical and horizontal axes as reference point. Polar coordinate system, on the other hand, uses the angle formed with respect to reference direction and radial distance with respect to a reference point. Transformation from Cartesian coordinates {eq}(x, y) {/eq} to polar coordinates {eq}(r, \theta ) {/eq} is possible using the appropriate transformation formula.

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Conversion from Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates can be done using the transformation:

{eq}\displaystyle (x,y) \rightarrow (r, \theta)...

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