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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Introducing $\mathrm π$ and polar coordinates in real analysis

From time to time, I think about how material from introductory courses like real analysis or linear algebra can be structured in a way I would have liked to see in my freshman days. So recently, I ...
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Convert the Polar Equation to Cartesian Coordinates

$$ r^2=\sec 4\theta $$ I graphed this equations using Wolfram Alpha and found it to be 2 hyperbolas. I'm having difficulty showing this using the standard equations $$ x=r\cos\theta \;, \; ...
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Finding the area enclosed by 4 functions using polar coordinates

I need to find the area enclosed by $x^2+y^2$ = 4x, $x^2+y^2$ = 2x, y=x and y=0. How do I use polar coordinates here? It seems to me that representing those functions using polar coordinates is too ...
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Cannot find link between trigonometric statements and reduced form

I have been trying to find a way to reduce following trigonometric statements to the reduced form below, but without succes. I haven't been able to grasp the typical train of thought I presume I would ...
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Polar coordinate double integral

I have to integrate the following integral: $$ \iint \limits_A sin({x_1}^2 + {x_2}^2) dx_1dx_2 $$ over the set: $A=\{x \in \mathbb{R}^2: 1 \leq {x_1}^2 + {x_2}^2 \leq 9,x_1 \geq -x_2\}$ I ...
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Find the area enclosed by curve with polar coordinates

I am having a little difficulty finding the area enclosed by the curve, $r(\theta) = 4 + sin\theta + cos\theta$ with $0 \le \theta \le 2\pi$. I tried integrating over $0 \le \theta \le 2\pi$ and $0 ...
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Polar Integration of $ r = 2\cos(\theta)$

$ r = 2\cos(\theta)$ has the graph I want to know why the following integral to find area does not work $$\int_0^{2 \pi } \frac{1}{2} (2 \cos (\theta ))^2 \, d\theta$$ whereas this one does: ...
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Polar coordinates used to evaluate a function containing a branch cut

I'm having a lot of trouble understanding how to approach these kinds of problems, if anyone could explain the approach, it would be really helpful. The problem is as follows: The function $f(z)$ is ...
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Two-dimensional limit, is my approach correct?

The limit is $$\lim_{(x,y)\to(0,0)}\frac{x^3y}{x^4+y^2}$$ As usual, I tried checking along particular paths, namely the axes and the curves $y=mx^n$ for various values of $n$, but to no avail; all the ...
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From what source should I learn about analytic functions given in polar coordinates?

In the Calculus 1 course that I am currently taking, we only discussed functions given in polar coordinates as some sort of side note, but I am eager to explore them more thoroughly. Namely, what I am ...
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Polar coordinate system : Is radial coordinate is a function of angular coordinate?

In polar coordinate system: The polar coordinates $r$ is called the radial coordinate and $\theta$ is called the angular coordinate, often called the polar angle. I am confused when answering the ...
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Write ODE in Polar Coordinates [closed]

I want to write this ODE system in polar coordinates (r,$\theta$). $$\dot x =x-y-x^3 $$ $$\dot y = x+y-y^3$$
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Real and imaginary part of $ (1-i\sqrt{3})^6$

i am a bit stuck here. As the title says i try to find out how to write complex numbers like for example$$ (1-i\sqrt{3})^6$$ in the normal representation$$ z = x + i*y$$ I already found out that the ...
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When looking at motion in a circle, why do they say that $ r \dot{\theta}$ is transverse velocity when it doesn't look like it is a vector?

In my lecture notes it says that $r \dot{\theta}$ is called the transverse velocity of a particle if it is travelling in a circle. What I don't understand is why this is called a velocity when neither ...
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Two variable limit

Suppose I have a function which is defined in different parts, for example: $$f(x,y)=y\cos\left(\frac{x}{y}\right)\ \ \ y\neq0$$ $$f(x,0)=0$$ and I have to calculate the limit when $(x,y)\rightarrow ...
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Inversion of Rose Curve in Unit Circle

The inversion of a polar curve r(t) in the unit circle is given by 1/r(t). A rose is a polar curve defined (eup to similarity) by an equation of the form: r(t) = cos(nt) or r(t) = cos(p/q t) Does ...
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Why does the radius come before the angle?

Based on my understanding, when delineating two variables (for a coordinate system or otherwise) convention is to label the 'independent variable' first, then the 'dependent variable'. So for a ...
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Find the flux through a closed volume with the divergence theorem and using the definition

Given the vector field F(x,y,z)=(xy,xy,z) and $D= \{(x,y,z) \in R^3 : x^2 + y^2 + z^2 \le 4, x^2 + y^2 \le 1, z\ge 0 \}$ Find the flux through ...
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arc length of the polar curve $r^2= \sin2\theta$

given curve is $r^2 = \sin2\theta $ I got $L= \int_0^{2\pi} \sqrt{r^2+ ({\dfrac{dr}{d\theta}})^2}\ d\theta$ = $\int_0^{2\pi} \sqrt{\dfrac{1}{r^2}} d\theta = \int_0^{2\pi} ...
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Area of the region inside $r = 1 - \cos(\theta)$ and also inside $r = \cos(\theta)$

Pretty simple polar integration question that I've been having trouble with... The question says it all. I identified the limits of integration by setting $1 - \cos(\theta) = \cos(\theta)$ so that ...
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Integrating exponential function with elliptic bounds

I am trying to integrate the following: $$\iint_R\exp\left(\frac{x^2}{4}+\frac{y^2}{16}\right)\:\mathrm{d}A$$ With the region $R$ having the bounds: $$\frac{x^2}{4}+\frac{y^2}{16}=3$$ ...
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Does the inverse function theorem fail for $\frac {\partial r}{\partial x}$

This is a follow-up to a question that I answered (though, not well enough). Why is it that $\frac {\partial r}{\partial x} = \cos(\theta) = \frac {\partial x}{\partial r} = \frac {\partial}{\partial ...
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Suppose that two polar curves are given by: $R_1 = \cos(2\theta)$ and $R_2 = \sin(3\theta)$. Find the smallest positive solution exactly.

Suppose that two polar curves are given by: $R_1 = \cos(2\theta)$ and $R_2 = \sin(3\theta)$. Find the smallest positive solution exactly. I know that we are looking for the smallest positive value ...
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Suppose $x = 3 - 2i$ and $y = 4 + i$. Find both square roots of y. Then indicate which one is the principle square root.

Suppose $x = 3 - 2i$ and $y = 4 + i$. Find both square roots of $y$. Then indicate which one is the principle square root. Use the polar form of complex numbers to accomplish this task. I'm not ...
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Polar coordinate for complicated curves

In general polar representation of a closed curve is done by coordinate $(\theta,r(\theta))$, $\theta\in (0,360)$. When working with real data, I got a closed curves whose graph looks like the below ...
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Convert $\frac{1+ \sqrt{3i} }{1- \sqrt{3i} }$ to polar form

How do I convert $\frac{1+ \sqrt{3i} }{1- \sqrt{3i} }$ to polar form? I came across it in this question but I don't know much about complex numbers and have no idea how to figure out $\theta$.
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Domain of a Bounded Archimedian Spiral???

So I have a question about a bounded Archimedian Spiral: In one context I get that an Archimedian Spiral's domain and range are all Reals. Thus if I'm looking at what appears to be a bounded spiral: ...
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Orthonormal basis in a cylindrical coordinate system

So I am supposed to show if these vectors make an orthonormal basis in a cylindrical coordinate system. $\vec e_p=\bigl(\begin{smallmatrix} cos(\theta )\\ sin(\theta )\\0 \end{smallmatrix}\bigr); ...
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How to represent $y = ax^2 + bx$ using polar coordinate system?

How to represent $y = ax^2 + bx$ using polar coordinate system ? I want to find the length of the curve by polar coordinate system. I've tried to $x\mapsto r\cos \theta$, $y\mapsto r\sin \theta$. ...
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Find the area of the region that is enclosed by the cardioid $r=2+2\sin(\theta)$

We just learned polar integration, so I know that's how we're supposed to do it. I have a problem though: I'm getting a negative answer. What I did: Using the graph, which is: I figured out that ...
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Find the Area Using Polar Coordinates and a Double Integral

Of the area inside the smaller loop of the equation $r = 1-2sin\theta$ Here's my attempt at a solution: The shape has an inner and an outer loop, both of which will terminate at the origin. ...
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Inconsistent answers when implicitly differentiating polar identities

Currently doing a problem where I need to find $\frac {\partial \theta}{\partial x}$. However, for $\tan(\theta)= \dfrac yx$, $\frac {\partial\theta}{\partial x}$ is yielding $- ...
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I can't figure out how to solve the polar integral for finding the area!

I have: $$ \int_{}^{} \int_{}^{}r\,drd\theta.$$ And I have to find the area bounded by $r=2(2-\sin(\theta))^{1/2}$. I understand how to find the limits of integration for dr, but how would I find ...
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Why am I evaluating this polar integral wrong?

I have: $$ \int_{0}^{6} \int_{0}^{y}xdydx.$$ I drew a picture already which is just a triangle in the first quadrant. I then changed the cartesian coordinates into polar coordinates, which came out ...
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How do you find the limits of integration without drawing a picture?

Consider the integral $$ \int_{-1}^{1} \int_{0}^{\sqrt{1-x^2}}dydx.$$ I need some help understanding how to find the new limits of integration if I'm evaluating the integral in polar coordinates. ...
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Domain of a Bounded Polar Archimedian Spiral???

So I have a question about a bounded Archimedian Spiral: In one context I get that an Archimedian Spiral's domain and range are all Reals. Thus if I'm looking at what appears to be a bounded spiral: ...
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Polar coordinates doubt (Graph of $r \le 1$)

I have a doubt. I have to plot the graph of $r \le 1$. Now, according to me, it should be a circular disc with center origin and radius 1 unit. But, some of my friends say that it should be the whole ...
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Use the chain rule to convert the Laplace equation in (x,y) coordinates into an equivilent differental equation in (r,theta) coordinates. [duplicate]

use the equations $r=\sqrt{x^2 +y^2}$ and $\theta=\arctan(\frac{y}{x})$. I was able to get the partial derivative of of $r$ with respect to $x$ and $y$ and the partial derivative of $\theta$ with ...
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Domain in polar coordinates

I have this domain $A=\{ (x,y) \in R^2 : x^2+y^2 \ge4, x^2+y^2-2x-2y\le0 \}$ It's right the change in polar coordinates : $$\{ (r,\theta): \theta \in [0,\frac{\pi}{2}], r \in ...
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Write in polar form

I've been giving the the following: $$z = -3e^{-i\pi/5}$$ How do I write that in polar form? I understand that -3 is not correct, since the absolute distance must be $\ge 0$. What do I need to do ...
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Complex polar co-ordinates

We know that rectangular co-ordinates $(x, y)$ can be written as a complex number $re^{i\theta}$ where $r = \sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$ and $\theta = \tan^{-1} \big(\frac{y}{x}\big)$ and $r,\theta \in ...
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Express angular position of the Earth as a function of time

Say I have for example the Earth orbiting the Sun (in circular orbit) and I want to express angular position (in radians) as a function of time. Would I be correct in thinking that $2\pi/t$ does the ...
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Horizontal and Vertical Tangents of Limicons

I feel like I am over thinking this problem, and am probably just confusing myself... So I need to find the values of $t$ where the equation $r=a+b\cos(t)$ has horizontal and vertical tangents, for ...
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Find the highest point on the cardioid $r = 1 + \cos(\theta)$

I'm stuck on this. I don't know where to start! The problem: Find the highest point on the cardioid $r = 1 + \cos(\theta)$
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Perimeter of a region polar curve

I'm having some trouble with this problem: Find the length of the entire perimeter of the region inside $r = 11 \sin(\theta)$ but outside $r = 3$. I am using the formula $$\int_a^b\! \sqrt{r^2 ...
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Polar coordinate line to slope intercept form

I'm finding it very difficult to find an answer on google and in my math book on this. The question give to us is: A curve with polar equation $$ r= \frac{39}{9\sin\theta+19\cos\theta} $$ ...
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Graph r=6sin(θ)

I'm stuck on this one. I've tried converting it to Cartesian coordinates but I couldn't. I know I could figure it out by testing a bunch of values for θ, but I'd like to know how to do it a better ...
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changing $r=1+2r\cos \theta$ to its cartesian equivalent

My textbook says the polar equation, $r=1+2r\cos \theta$, its cartesian equivalent is $y^2-3x^2-4x-1=0.$ I understand that I get this if I square $r$; $r^2=x^2+y^2=(1+2x)^2.$ But don't I need to ...
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To what scope polar coordinate makes sense?

In basic calculus, one partial-differentiate a differentiable function whose domain is an open set or a closed set etc. However how formally this process works? Here is a reference : definition of ...
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Algebraic step on a trig expressiom in linear algebra

$$W = ||V||(\cos(\varphi)\cdot \cos(\theta) - \sin(\varphi)\cdot\sin(\theta), \cos(\varphi)\cdot\sin(\theta) + \sin(\varphi)\cdot\cos(\theta))$$ $$= (v_1 \cos(\theta) - v_2 \sin(\theta), v_1 ...