Questions on polar coordinates, a coordinate system where points are represented by their distance from the origin ($r$) and the angle the line joining the point and the origin makes with the positive horizontal axis ($\theta$).

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Solve the double integral

I am calculating: $$ \int\int_R (2ax-x^2-y^2)^{\frac{1}{2}} \, dA$$ Where $R$ is the region determined by the inside of $x^2+y^2-2ax=0$ So far, I tried using polar coordinates, wich turns the ...
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Graphing in Polar Coordinates

I´m currently using polar coordinates to calculate some double and triple integrals. However, I have an small doubt; when you are want to express, lets say, a circle of radius $a$ centered in $(a,0)$ ...
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Limits of Integration in Polar Coordinates

I am in multivariable calculus and learning to do double integrals by switching from Cartesian to Polar coordinates. Substituting for the integrand is easy, the part I find most difficult is ...
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System of equations, limit points

This is a worked out example in my book, but I am having a little trouble understanding it: Consider the system of equations: $$x'=y+x(1-x^2-y^2)$$ $$y'=-x+y(1-x^2-y^2)$$ The orbits and limit sets ...
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Conversion of polar coordinate differential 1-forms to xy-plane

I am new to differential geometry (and StackExchange!) and am having some trouble with the conversion of the polar differential one-forms: $dr$ and $d \theta $. How do I express these in terms of ...
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Integral by polar coordinates

How to calculate the integral $$\int_0^6\int_0^y x\;dx dy$$ using polar coordinates?$$$$I know that $x=R\cos \theta$ and $y=R\sin\theta$ and that the Jacobian is $R$.
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Specific cartesian coordinates of an ellipse

I want to do the following: 1.) Ask user for the vertical and horizontal distances of the ellipse 2.) With this information calculate the circumference 3.) Divide the circumference by the closest ...
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Better substitution calculating integral?

I'm calculating $$ \iint\limits_S \, \left(\frac{1-\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2}}{1+\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}} \right)^\frac{1}{2} \, dA$$ with $$S =\left\{ (x, \, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 : ...
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converting improper double integrals to polar form: what do I do with infinity limits

I need to convert $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}-e^{\frac{x^2+y^2}{5}}dA$$ To polar form. I know $x^2+y^2 = r^2, $ and $dA = rdrd\theta$ But what do I do with the $\infty$ ...
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Need help converting $z = \ln(x^2 + y^2)$ to polar

The full question is this: Volume of a solid in any region R is given by: $$\int\!\!\!\int_Rf(x,y)dydx $$ where, $$f(x,y) = z = \ln(x^2+y^2)$$ and, $$x^2+y^2=r^2$$ There for, $$dydx = ...
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What function has a 3D graph that will look like a spiral into a singularity?

I am trying to draw text spiraling into a black hole, from a more interesting slightly off-orthogonal viewpoint. I think a function that defines a black hole/singularity surface might look something ...
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Double Integral Mistake with Parametric Equation

I'm trying to figure out the mass of an object bounded by $y=0$ and $y=\sqrt{1-x^2}$ the density at a given point is proportional to its distance from the origin; $\rho(x,y) = kxy$. So I set it up ...
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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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solve polar coordinate integral

Evaluate $$\int_0^R\int_0^\sqrt{R^2-x^2} e^{-(x^2+y^2)} \,dy\,dx$$ using polar coordinates. My answer is $-\frac{1}{2}R(e^{-R^2+x^2}-1)$ but I want to confirm if that's correct And also, when I ...
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Find arc centerpoint(x,y) with start(x,y) and end(x,y) in a conical helix

Im trying to script drawing of a conical helix in 3D software, and are stuck at the last arc when its not a full 180 degree arc. I know(calculate) the arc startpoint and endpoint, but how do I find ...
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Cartesian to Polar coordinates where alpha is real parameter

I want to convert the following equation in Cartesian form to Polar: $$-y(1+\alpha+x)+x(1-x^2-y^2)$$ so $x = r\cos(\theta)$ and $y = r\sin(\theta)$ I can get this far: ...
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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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Finding the Equation of a Tangent Line to a Polar Curve

Find the equation of the tangent line to the polar curve: $r=3-3\sin\theta$ at $\theta=\frac{3\pi}{4}$ I have the equation: $$\frac{dy}{dx} ...
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Tangent Line of Polar Curve

i start by changing polar coords into x and y and then find the derivatives to get the slope. $$x=(3-3\sin\theta)\cos\theta $$ $$x=3\cos\theta -3\cos\theta \sin\theta $$ and took $x'=(-3\sin\theta ...
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How to make a polar symmetry proof [on hold]

I have an exercise that ask for a symmetry proof of the function: $$r=\sin(3\theta)$$ and $$r^2=2\cos(2\theta)$$ But i really dont know what they ask and what to do.
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Transform second order partial derivatives into polar coordinates

I have the following question: Let $u(x, y)$ be a function with continuous second order partial derivatives. Use the chain rule to transform the expression: $$ x^2\frac{\partial^2u}{\partial ...
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Changing to polar form for Green's Theorem

In my text given the integral $\int_{\partial{D}} xy\,dx$, and that $$\int_{\partial{D}} xy\,dx=-\int\int_{D}x\,dx\,dy = - \int\int r\cos \theta\,r\,dr\,d\theta$$ I'm not really understanding the ...
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Limit using polar coordinates?

$$\lim_{(x,y) \to (0,0)} \frac{x y^2}{(3x^2 + 4x^2)}$$ How would one calculate above "using polar coordinates"? It was mentioned during class shortly, but we won't be introduced to this until next ...
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How to find the limits of integration to get the area for a loop of a lemniscate?

I know how to integrate the squared radius to get the equation that'll give me the area, like such for a lemniscate with $r^2=8\sin(2\theta)$ : $$1/2\int 8sin(2\theta) = 4 \int \sin(2\theta) = 4 * ...
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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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Function in Polar Coordinates

Let $f,g:I\to\mathbb{R}$ be two function in $C^{k}(I)$, with the property that $f^2(t)+g^2(t)=1, \ \forall\ t\in I$. Is there a function $\theta: I\to\mathbb{R}$, $\theta\in C^{k}(I)$, such that: ...
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What is the cartesian equation of $r = 4 + \frac{\sin(\theta)}{2}?$

This is extremely similar to this question, but as there is no r next to the constant 1, when I multiply everything by r I'm going to end up with: $r^2 = 4r + r\frac{\sin(\theta)}{2}$ And I don't ...
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Double integral in cylindrical coordinates

I'm having trouble with a double integral problem in cylindrical coordinates. I'm sure the answer is staring me in the face, but I'm missing something. In the multivariable version of the Community ...
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Double Integral to Polar Coordinates

Evaluate $$\int_{0}^{2}\int_{0}^{\sqrt{2x-x^2}} \sqrt{x^2+y^2}dydx$$ by converting to polar coordinates. I sketch the region which is a half circle from $0$ to $2$ on the $x$-axis and $0$ to $1$ ...
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Graphing A Polar Equation

So, I encountered a question r = -|sinø|. So, I thought the polar graph would look like (2) but it actually looks like (3) and I don't understand why. Can someone explain it to me? I've attached a ...
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TI-83 gets a simple convertion to polar form wrong

I am trying to do the equation $-1-i$ converted to Polar form on the format e^i The answer (according to my own computations) should be $$ \sqrt2e^{i5\pi/4} $$ While the calculator says it is $$ ...
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In polar coordinates, can r be negative?

I'm getting different answers for this. Many websites say that when you get a negative value of r, you flip the coordinate 180 degrees across the pole. However my teacher says that you cannot have a ...
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Arc length of a polar curve in terms of theta

Is there an equation for such? I know that there is an equation for such in terms of r, but I must calculate the length of $tan(\theta) = 3/5$ (cartesian equivalent: $y = 3/5x$) from r = 0 to 1.457. ...
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Points of intersection for two polar equations question

Why is it that when I try to find the points of intersection for $r=2$ and $r=4*\cos(2\theta)$, I only get the $\theta$ where the reference angle is $\pi/6$? There is clearly another solution between ...
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How can I solve these two tough integrals?

\begin{equation*} J_{1} = \int_{0}^{\sqrt{{\pi}/{6}}} \int_{y}^{\sqrt{{\pi}/{6}}} \cos{(x^2)}\,dx\,dy \end{equation*} \begin{equation*} J_{2} = \int\int_{E}\int z e^{(x^2+y^2)} + xe^{x^8}\,dV, ...
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Polar coordinates confusion

This seems to be very easy, however I cannot understand, where I am mistaking. Here's the integral to be computed: $$\iint_Dx^2+y^2dydx$$ with $D:=\left\{(x,y)\in \mathbb{R}^2:x \ge0, \; ...
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Transforming a cartesian equation to a polar one when it has different x and y denominators?

$$\frac{x^2}{9}+\frac{y^2}{16}=1$$ Needs to be replaced with an equivalent polar equation. I'm sure the identity I'll have to use will be $$x^2+y^2=r^2$$ though other options are: $x=rcos\theta$ ...
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How may I use this C loop to solve that integral?

Let C be the curve of polar equation $r = 2cos^2(\theta)$ and D the area bounded by the loop C which is situated in the half-plane $x \ge 0$ region. How may I calculate the D's area and use it to ...
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How to describe the region inside a sphere and below a cone in cylindrical and spherical coordinates?

If E is the region of space located inside the sphere $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 4$ and below the cone $z = \sqrt{3x^2 + 3y^2}$ How may I describe E in cylindrical and spherical coordinates? And how may I ...
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Fourier inversion of an infinitely divisible multivariate gamma measure represented in polar form.

Let $\mathbb{S}^{N-1}$ be the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R}^N$ under the Euclidean norm $||\cdot||$. Let $\mu$ be an infinitely divisible Borel measure. If there exists a finite measure $\alpha$ on ...
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Area of region in polar coordinates

I have to verify a point: I'm supposed to find the area of the region given in polar coordinates $$\sec{\theta}\le r\le 2\cos{\theta}$$ I plotted the curves of $\sec{\theta}$ and $2\cos{\theta}$ ...
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Finding Polar Components by Raising/Lowering Indices

This is (I think) a simple question—I'm just making sure everything's correct: I'm given a vector field, $v^a$, which has constant Cartesian components $v^x = 0$ and $v^y = 1$. I'd like to find its ...
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Express partial derivatives of second order (and the Laplacian) in polar coordinates

$z=f(x,y)$ where $x=rcosθ$ and $y=rsinθ$ Find $ \frac{\partial z}{\partial x}$ and $ \frac{\partial^2 z}{\partial x^2}$ I'm having big troubles with using chain rule, in particularly the second ...
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for $z,w\in\mathbb{C}$, $\sqrt{zw} = \sqrt{z}\sqrt{w}$?

for $z,w\in\mathbb{C}$, $\sqrt{zw} = \sqrt{z}\sqrt{w}$ I started by writing $z$ and $w$ in polar coordinates, and writing it out, giving another form for the question: $$ \begin{align} y &= ...
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Product rule trig

This was given as a solution to a question and I've tried working it out but can never get the same answer. Here $x=rcosϕ$ and $y=rsinϕ$ It's mostly the first 2 lines I don't understand. Wouldn't ...
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How to visualize a vector from its components (in spherical coordinates)

Let $$\mathbf{v} = A (1 + \cos \theta) \cos \phi \mathbf{\hat{u}}_{\theta} + A (1 + \cos \theta) \sin \phi \mathbf{\hat{u}}_{\phi}$$ be a vector; $\mathbf{\hat{u}}_{\theta}$ and ...
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Lagrangian transformed to polar-coordinates

I recently came across the following variational question: Transform the Lagrangian... $ L(t,x,\dot{x}) = \sqrt{(t^2+x^2)(1+\dot{x}^2)} $ ... to polar coordinates so as to show that the extremals ...
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Show a polar function's diffrentiability

I need to show that $f(r,\theta)=r\sin(2\theta)\ r>0$ is differentiable at each point in its domain, and also decide whether it's $C^1$ or not. How should I approach this?
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Are we really ever plotting in polar coordinates?

Is it true that when we plot in polar coordinates, we are still actually plotting in the x-y coordinate system? Wouldn't plotting in the polar coordinate system really be plotting with $\theta $ and $ ...
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How is $r(\theta) = \sin \frac\theta2$ symmetric about the x-axis?

I understand how it is symmetric about the $y$-axis. because $r(-\theta) = \sin \left(-\frac\theta2\right)=-\sin \left(\frac\theta2\right)=-r(\theta)$ But how is it symmetric about $x$-axis?