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Is there any way to express $\theta=c$ as some function of $r$?

I recently found this: Desmos Graphing calculator. I tried to plot the equation $\theta=45$ but it gave me an error: Sorry, you can't graph $\theta$ as a function of anything yet. So I started ...
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Transforming a polar equation into a Cartesian equation?

Transform the polar equation to a Cartesian (rectangular) equation: $$r= \frac5{5cosθ + 6sinθ}$$ These equations really stump me, so if you could be more "heavy-handed" with the explanation, I'd ...
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Equation Conversion: Polar to Rectangular

Convert the polar equation to rectangular form (rectangular equation) $$r=\frac{9}{1-3\cos(\theta)}$$ I know that $r^2= x^2+y^2, x= r\cos(\theta)$ and $y= r\sin(\theta)$ and $\tan(\theta)= ...
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Drawing polar graphs when given theta in terms of the radius

I know how to plot when it is like $r=10 \cdot \sin(2\theta)$. But how to do that when the condition is like: $\theta =2 \pi \cdot \sin(r)$?
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Polar graph question

Can you only graph periodic functions using polar graphing? I'm not really understanding this I guess. It you are to get all of the x and y values on a finite graph, then the original must be ...
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How to calculate Polar coordinates for Complex Polynomials of Higher Degree?

When such I have a complex number such as $3 - 4i$, I can calculate the $r$ with $r=\sqrt{X^2+Y^2} = \sqrt{3^2+4^2}$. But how do I solve this when I have a complex number such as $(2+6i)^6$
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Find rectangular equation of a cardioid

Given the equation in polar form $$r = 1 - \sin\theta,$$ find the rectangular equation. So far, I found: $$x^2 + y^2 = 1 - 2\sin\theta + \sin^2\theta\quad x = \cos\theta - \sin\theta\cos\theta\quad ...
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Find the cartesian equation of: $r=2\cos\left(\frac {3\theta}{2}\right)$

I've managed to use identities to simplify it down to: $$r = 2\left(\cos^3\left({\theta\over2}\right)-3\sin\left({\theta\over2}\right)\cos\left({\theta\over2}\right)\right)$$ using trig identities, ...
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Cannabis Equation

How can an equation for the following curve be derived? $$r=(1+0.9 \cos(8 \theta)) (1+0.1 \cos(24 \theta)) (0.9+0.1 \cos(200 \theta)) (1+\sin(\theta))$$ (From WolframAlpha)
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Parametrization of a curve in polar coordinates

I'm trying to change this parametrics equations to polar coordinates $$ X(t) = 2\cos(t) - \sin(2t) \\ Y(t) = 2\sin(t) - \cos(2t) $$ What i tryed to do was raise the two equations squared, sum ...
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Convert $ x^2 - y^2 -2x = 0$ to polar?

So far I got $$r^2(\cos^2{\phi} - \sin^2{\phi}) -2 r\cos{\phi} = 0$$ $$r^2 \cos{(2\phi)} -2 r \cos{\phi} = 0$$
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Writing Polar Equations In Parametric Form

For an example problem, in my textbook, the author wanted to demonstrate how to graph a polar function. Deeming it most convenient, my author took the polar function $r=2\cos 3\theta$, and re-wrote it ...
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Put x in terms of u and v

I have these two equations $$u = \frac{2x}{x^2 + y^2} \\ v = \frac{-2y}{x^2 + y^2}$$ And I need to put $x$ in terms of $u$ and $v$. If I take polar co-ordinates and plug them in I get(in the case of ...
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Is $r=2\cos(\theta)$ a one-petal polar function?

I'm currently learning about polar functions and their graphs in precalculus, and one of the questions on my homework is to identify the shape of the function $r=2\cos(\theta)$. We were taught that ...
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Polar equation of a circle

A very long time ago in algebra/trig class we did polar equation of a circle where $r = 2a\cos\theta + 2b\sin\theta$ Now I forgot how to derive this. So I tried using the standard form of a circle. ...
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Difficult conversion from polar equation to rectangular equation.

How do we convert this into rectangular equation? $r=5\theta$
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How do we get the rectangular form of this?

I know if $\sqrt{x^2+y^2} = x$, then the polar equation of this is $r=cos\theta$ So,how to get the rectangular form of this polar equation, is it complicate: $r=cos(10\theta)$
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Writing a Polar Equation for the Graph of an Implicit Cartesian Equation

If $(x^2+y^2)^3=4x^2y^2,$ then $r=\sin 2\theta$ for some $\theta$. Using $r^2=x^2+y^2, x=r\cos\theta,y=r\sin\theta$, it's easy to get $r^2=\sin^22\theta$. But I don't know what to do next, since ...
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Converting a polar coord to the range $0\le\theta\le2\pi?$

I know that you can keep adding/subtracting numbers to a polar coord, but what if I want to be able to take a number and just convert it to its positive equivalent?
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Did I sketch this polar curve correctly?

The equation is: $r^2=-4 \sin(2\theta)$ I first made a reference graph in cartesian coordinates using values $\displaystyle \frac{\pi}{4}$, $\displaystyle \frac{\pi}{2}$, $\displaystyle \frac{3 ...
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Converting polar equation to cartesian coordinate polar equation and back again?

OK, so I have the following polar equation: $r = Θ/20$ And I would like to translate this a little to the right, and down from the polar origin. Now, I figure since I know cartesian coordinate ...
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What is a good way to pick points for polar equations?

If I want to plot $r = 4\sin3\theta$ what is a good way to pick points? The period is $2\pi/3$ so it will repeat after that, but how do I pick points so that I get a good range of values so that I ...