Questions on coordinate systems, a geometric method where a point in n-dimensions is assigned a corresponding n-tuple of numbers.

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How to find coordinates of reflected point?

How can I find the coordinates of a point reflected over a line that may not necessarily be any of the axis? Example Question: If P is a reflection (image) of point (3, -3) in the line $2y = ...
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$x^2+y^2=5$ and point $(-4,3)$. Find the equations of the tangents to the circle and the point.

$x^2+y^2=5^2$ and point $(-4,3)$. Find the equations of the tangents to the circle and the point. This question came up in class and we were unsure of how to do it. Our class spent a good 20 minutes ...
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Co-ordinate chart and components of a vector field.

Q) Using a coordinate chart, give a formula for the components of the vector field $[v,w]$ in terms of the components of $v$ and $w$. Where $[v,w]: f \mapsto v(wf) - w(vf)$ I don't know what the ...
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Determine third point of triangle when two points and all sides are known

I am solving basically the same problem as asked in this thread Determine third point of triangle when two points and all sides are known? I know 3 sides of a triangle and positions of two of them. ...
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Number of straight line through point forming same area with axes

I am given a point $P(2,3)$ thru which passing line forms triangle with axes of area $12$ , so how many lines will pass thru $P$ making same area with axes? Writing intercept form of line ...
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Rotate a point on circle by an angle such that the point attains a new coordinate axis.

I have this circle with known radius and centre w.r.t to both new and old coordinate axes given by NBase and Base respectively. I need to find a point P and Theta such that when vector OP is rotated ...
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Linear mapping coordinate question - need help

I am given the set $B=[(2,3),(1,2)]$ and $C=[(2,1),(1,1)]$. $L: \mathbb R^2\to \mathbb R^2$ is the linear mapping such that $[x]_B = [L(x)]_C$ (like coordinate vector stuff). I am told to find ...
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why $x^3\space +\space ax^2\space -x\space -2$ can only have one solution greater than zero

what is the proof for the above equation always having exactly one solution greater than zero for all values of a I cannot see how to prove this because you cannot factorise the polynomial and I am ...
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Find the coordinate of the point at which each straight line crosses the co-ordinate axes?

Find the coordinate of the point at which each straight line crosses the co-ordinate axes? 5x-3y = 10 is (0,10/3) the answer?
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Finding coordinates with respect to a basis

Let $B={{(1,x,x^2)}}$ and $C=(1,3x+4x^2,2x+3x^2)$ be bases for $P_2(\mathbb R)$. Find the coordinates of $x$ and $x^2$ with respect to the basis $C$. I'm a little stuck on where do begin for this ...
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equation of y=f(x) after it has been reflected in the line x=k

What is the equation of y=f(x) after it has been reflected in the line x=k For example if k=0 then it would be the y axis so the new equation would be y=f(-x) In addition what is the equation of ...
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How can I get a smooth distortion on a circle with a function g(x,y)

Let's say, $$f(x,y)=x^2+y^2=1$$ gives the unit circle. Now I would like to get a smooth distortion on the circle with a function $g(x,y)$. my guess is to consider the perimeter as one dimension, so ...
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Barycentric Coordinates of the circumcenter of an arbitrary triangle

Given points $A(1, 0, 0), B(0, 1, 0), C(0, 0, 1)$ in barycentric coordinates, and points $P(x_P, y_P, z_P), Q(x_Q, y_Q, z_Q), R(x_R, y_R, z_R)$, what would the barycentric coordinates of the ...
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Convert geodetic coordinates to cartesian coordinates

I am working on some simulation software that will represent a number of entities in a defined geographic area in the world. The part of the software that I am currently working on is to implement ...
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Is it possible to write all of the functions in terms of polar form?

Is it possible to write all functions in terms of polar form? For example, the equation of the circle with radius one can be written like $r=1$ I'm wondering whether reform the equations of all curves ...
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Transformation to elliptical coordinates

I'm currently struggling to make any progress with this question. I'm a little bit thrown by the inclusion of cosh and sinh. I am aware of all of the definitions, just need guidance with approach.
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Finding a way between two points

Let's assume we have two points $A(x_1,y_1)$ and $B(x_2,y_2)$ in 2-D space. And we need to find a trajectory for going from one point to the other. But the problem is that in this space prohibiting ...
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Polar coordinate system of DE's to be written in cartesian form.

Suppose we have a system in polar coordinates: $\dot r = -r$ and $\dot \theta = \frac{1}{\ln{r}}$, we are asked to solve for $r(t)$ and $\theta(t)$ explicitly, so I just integrated both equations so ...
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Jacobian equals the product of scale factors

I have to prove that in 2 dimensions $J(\frac{x,y}{q_1,q_2})=h_1 h_2$ (1), where $q_1, q_2$ are the new mutually perpendicular coordinates and $h_1, h_2$ are the respective scale factors (exercise ...
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How is a coordinate system called where values increase to the bottom instead to the top?

In some computer graphics libraries the coordinate system is almost like the "usual" cartesian coordinate system. The only difference is that the $y$ values increas to the bottom, not to the top. ...
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Transformations from n-sphere coordinates to cartesian coordinates.

I was wondering how one would proceed to convert between coordinate systems in $ \mathbb R^n $. For $ \mathbb R^2 $ the conversion is easy and just basic trigonometry. Given $(r, \theta)$ we can ...
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Calculate X Y Z from two specific degrees on a sphere

I am a programmer, don't know much about advanced math. I would need the exact formula(s) that could achieve this, so I can translate it to my programming language. I am having a headache trying to ...
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Finding the co-ordinate vector

I can find the co-ordinate vectors for all $x$ in $R^n$ but I can't wrap my head around the ones for $x$ in $P_n$. Here is a question: Let $V$ be the space $P_3$ of all polynomials of degree at ...
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Coordinates of a vector under a basis in a Hilbert space?

Given an arbitrary basis $\{m_1, \dots, m_n \}$of a Hilbert space $H$ (or just think it as $\mathbb R^n$, and I think the methods should be the same) with given inner product, how can we find the ...
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How to find the equation of lines passing through the origin and perpendicular to the lines $xy-3y^2+y-2x+10=0$

Problem : How to find the equation of lines passing through the origin and perpendicular to the lines $xy-3y^2+y-2x+10=0$ My working on this : Two lines are perpendicular if the sum of ...
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Find the co-ordinates of the point of intersection

I have the function $$y=2x^2-3x$$ How do I find the co-ordinates of the point of intersection of the lines tangent to the curve at $y=-1$? One point where $y = -1$ is when $x = \dfrac 12$. I took ...
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Orthogonal parameterization

Consider the function $$f(a,b,c,d):=\frac{\left(a^*\right)^2b^2-\left(b^*\right)^2a^2+\left(c^*\right)^2d^2-\left(d^*\right)^2c^2}{a^*a+c^*c}$$ With complex parameters $a,b,c$ and $d$ Now find any ...
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Deal with non standard form of conic

I want to know how can I calculate latus rectum, tangent at vertex, vertex and axes of a parabola whose equation is not standard. For example, the parabola: $$ 4x^2 - 4xy + y^2 - 10 y - 19 = 0 $$
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Calculate the distance between any points in two different circles

I have two overlapping circles (C1 and C2) for which the distance between their centers is know. Inside each circle theres's random number of points (P11... P1n and P21... P2n) for which the distance ...
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Drawing a Right Triangle With Legs Not Parallel to x/y Axes?

I have been presented with an interesting problem. How can I decide whether a right triangle with given side lengths can be placed (with integer coordinate vertices) on a Cartesian plane so that the ...
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Divergence of vector in spherical coordinates

How should I calculate the divergence for $$\vec{V}=\frac {\vec{r}}{r^2}$$ Is it possible to convert it from spherical coordinates to cartesian?
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Why is the Laplace/Helmholtz equation only separable in a finite number of coordinate systems?

On MathWorld one finds that the Helmholtz equation $$(\nabla^2+k^2)\psi=0$$ is only separable in 11 coordinate systems. Similar statements can be found about the Laplace equation and maybe other ...
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finding the coordinates of a point third of the way along a line segment

if you have a line segment and you know the coordinates of the two endpoints how do you find the coordinates of the point a third of the way along the line? In general how do find the coordinates ...
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Consider the family of lines $a(3x+4y+6)+b(x+y+2)=0$ Find the equation…

Question : Consider the family of lines $a(3x+4y+6)+b(x+y+2)=0$ Find the equation of the line of family situated at the greatest distance from the point P (2,3) Solution : The given equation can ...
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coordinate geometry high level problems

If the lines $aX^2 + 2hXY + bY^2 =0$ form two sides of a parallelogram and the line $lX + mY =1$ is one diagonal, prove that the equation of other diagonal is $Y(bl – lm) = X(am – hl)$
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What happens when this turns to $dx$?

I have this equation: $$ ds^2=c^2dt^2-dx^2-dy^2-dz^2. $$ And I've also been given $$ x=x'\cos(\Omega t)-y'\sin(\Omega t), $$ which I need to substitute into the first equation. I've squared $x$ to get ...
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Direct computation of hyperboloid-line intersection in 3d

I was wondering if a solution to this problem that doesn't involve coordinate space transformations. I have two points in 3d space, and am interested in locations where the difference of the ...
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Computing volume element in spherical coordinates

Suppose $y = (r, \theta^1, \theta^2)$ are spherical coordinates in $(\mathbb{R}^3,g)$. What is the $d\text{vol}$ in these coordinates? I solved it but I don't know if it's right. My solution: We ...
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Prove that $\mathbb{R}^\infty$ is an infinite-dimensional vector space

I am busy studying for a Linear Algebra test and came across this question in Section 4.4 of Elementary Linear Algebra (Application Version) $11^{th}$ edition. This is not part of my work that needs ...
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Calculate the gradient of the curve

Calculate the gradient of the curve y=(x+1)^3 (x-1) at the points where it crosses the x-axis
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Infinite staircase to a circle

Suppose you start at $(0,0)$ on the unit disc and repeat the following procedure again and again: Face east and walk half-way to the circumference. Face north and walk half-way to the circumference. ...
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Convert coordinates to a different coordinate axis

Sorry for any forum rules I have broken, I needed a quick answer. I want to create a plane including 3 nonlinear points on a 3d coordinate system, one being the origin. I also need to create a ...
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Find 3rd and 4th co-ordinates for a square given co-ordinates of two points?

To construct a square we need 4 points . In my problem 2 points are given we can find 3rd and 4th point . e.g. A (1,2) B(3,5) what should be the co-ordinate of 3rd (C) and 4th (D) points . Please ...
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Using an offset data point with x, y coords to find the true centre of a circle

I have a data point at (0, 0) where measurements of a tank's shell are taken from. I have used this data point to plot the circle in a graph. However, this data point is not the true centre of the ...
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Is there an efficient way to prove orthogonality of a coordinate system?

Suppose we define a new orthogonal coordinate system, such as spherical coordinates defined by $$x = r \sin \theta \cos \phi, y = r \sin \theta \sin \phi, z = r \cos \theta.$$ Is there an efficient ...
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$12x^2 +7xy -py^2-18x+qy+6=0$ represents a pair of $\perp$ straight lines. Find $p$ and $q$. [closed]

I'm sorry I can't show you what I've tried because I don't know how to start. For those who start from behind: p=12,q=1. Any help would be appreciated. :) thanks.
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Find the equation of the locus of a point which has its sum of distance from (0,3) and (0,-3) equal to 8.

I know the answer but due to various expressions under root, I'm unable to reach there. Is there something which I'm missing to make the solution easier? By the way the answer given is ...
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What is this kind of geometry called?

I want to get Cartesian coordinates of the points of a curve (e.g. a bezier curve) based on the distance (e.g length of the arc) from the start point on the curve. To make this more clear, suppose I ...
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How to rotate a vector by 90 degree?

Suppose I am given a vector in 2-D as $AB = {(x_1,y_1) ,(x_2,y_2)}$. Now , what will be the co-ordinates if I rotate the vector about the point $(x_1,y_1)$ both clockwise and counter-clockwise ?here ...
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Find the co-ordinates of the point on the curve

Calculate the points on the curve $y=(1-x)^4$ at gradient = -4 I solve little bit $\frac{dy}{dx} = 4(1-x)^{4-1}\cdot \frac{d}{dx} (1-x)\\ = 4(1-x)^3 \cdot (-1 )$ the gradient is =-4 so I put ...