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polar coordinates

noun, Mathematics
1.
a system of coordinates for locating a point in a plane by the length of its radius vector and the angle this vector makes with the polar axis (polar angle)
Origin of polar coordinates
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • Represent vectors graphically and in both polar coordinates and rectangular coordinates.
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polar coordinates

plural noun
1.
a pair of coordinates for locating a point in a plane by means of the length of a radius vector, r, which pivots about the origin to establish the angle, θ, that the position of the point makes with a fixed line. Usually written (r, θ) See also Cartesian coordinates, spherical coordinates
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