Questions on spherical coordinates, a three-dimensional coordinate system where a point is represented in terms of its distance from the origin, and its latitude and longitude angles (or complements thereof).

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How to calculate position on globe

Given position as: Latitude Longitude Height above Earth's surface; and Given direction as: Heading (i.e. azimuth angle) Pitch How can I calculate the latitude and longitude on the Earth's ...
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Evaluate $\int _0 ^4 \int _0 ^{\sqrt {16-x^2}} \int _{\sqrt {x^2+y^2}} ^4 \sqrt {x^2+y^2+z^2} \ \Bbb d z \ \Bbb d y \ \Bbb d x$ [closed]

Evaluate $$\int \limits _0 ^4 \int \limits _0 ^{\sqrt {16-x^2}} \int \limits _{\sqrt {x^2+y^2}} ^4 \sqrt {x^2+y^2+z^2} \ \Bbb d z \ \Bbb d y \ \Bbb d x .$$ I've always had some difficulty using ...
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Show the triple integral given is equivalent to $\frac{15\pi}{16}$

Evaluate $$\iiint_E\;z \, dV$$ where E is enclosed between the spheres $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1$and$x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 4$ in the first octant. I'll be honest. My first ...
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Multidimensional change of variables for pdf integration

I have a very simple question, but I could not find the answer, so I have to ask this here: Given is a multidimensional pdf $f(x_1, ..., x_n)$. $x_1, ..., x_n$ are Carthesian coordinates. We want to ...
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finding farthest vertices to a point in n-dimensional hypercube

I am an engineer not a mathematician. So, please accept my apology if this is a very simple problem for this site. Given a coordinate $A(x_{1A},x_{2A},...,x_{nA})$ and a value d in n-dimension space. ...
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Spherical law of cosines

The spherical law of cosines states that $$\cos c = \cos a \cos b + \cos C \sin a \sin b,$$ where $a,b,c$ are sides of a spherical triangle, and $C$ the angle. Is there a proof for this theorem ...
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Trouble with Triple integral in spherical coordinates

What is the form of triple integral to compute the volume bounded by $z=x^2+y^2$ and $z=9$ ? Also, change it to spherical coordinate?
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Integrating spherical harmonic function

How do you evaluate $$\int_{0}^{2\pi} \int_{0}^{\pi} \sin \theta ~ Y_{lm}(\theta,\phi) \mathrm d\theta \mathrm d\phi $$ where $Y_{lm}(\theta, \phi)$ is the spherical harmonic defined as $$Y_{lm} (\...
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Equation in Spherical Coordinates

I have been given this equation: $$\rho = \cot (\phi)$$ I have been asked to "describe it in spherical coordinates", giving a verbal explanation. My work: I assume that the equation is given in ...
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Evaluating a Gaussian integral on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$.

For $t>0$ I want to show that $$\frac{1}{(4\pi t)^{n/2}}\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n}}e^{\frac{-\|x\|^{2}}{4t}}dx=1$$ So far, I have $$\begin{aligned} \frac{1}{(4\pi t)^{n/2}}\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n}}e^{\...
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Determining the spherical coordinate parametrization of an area in $\mathbb{R}^3$.

Let $\epsilon_0,\epsilon_1,\epsilon_2$ be three iid random variables with a symmetric distribution and let $\lambda>1$. I want to calculate $$ P(\epsilon_0>0 \quad;\quad\epsilon_1>-\lambda\...
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Triple integral in spherical / cylindrical coordinates - where's the error? Exercise check

I have done an exercise in two different ways but I have obtained two different results and I can't understand what's wrong. Please, help me. Given: $V=\{(x,y,z)\in R^3: x^2+y^2+z^2\leq 1, \frac{...
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Reversible function

I need help. For which $(r, θ, φ) ∈ \mathbb{R}^3$ is the function $$f(r,\theta,\varphi)=\begin{pmatrix}x(r,\theta,\varphi)\\ y(r,\theta,\varphi)\\z(r,\theta,\varphi)\end{pmatrix}=\begin{pmatrix}r\sin ...
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Finding the volume of Torus, Jacobian of spherical substitution.

I thought to find the volume of a Torus, like I would a sphere, where the spherical substitution was: $$x=r\cos\varphi\sin \theta , y= r\sin\varphi \sin \theta, z=r\cos \theta \\ g(r,\varphi,\theta)\...
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Looking for a particular parameterization of $S^n$

Say we have take vectors $(x_1,..,x_d) \in S^{d-1}$ and we look at vectors $(a_1,..,a_d) \in (\mathbb{Z^+ \cup \{0\}})^d$ such that $\sum_{i=1}^da_i =k$ for some positive integer $k$. Is there any ...
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Three-dimensional integral using spherical coordinates

In the past I have calculated integrals like $$ I_1(q,p,\alpha) = \int \frac{d^3{\bf k}}{(2\pi)^3} \frac{1}{|{\bf k - q}|^2 + \alpha^2}\bigg(\frac{{\bf p}\cdot{\bf k}}{k^3} \bigg), $$ where $\alpha$ ...
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Triple Integrals in Spherical Coordinates where (z-2)^2

$$\iiint \frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2+(z-2)^2}}$$ for $x^2+y^2+z^2 = 1$ I've used spherical coordinates, like this: $x=\rho sin\phi cos\theta$; $y=\rho sin\phi sin\theta$; $z=\rho cos\phi$ and $J=\rho^2 ...
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How to sketch functions in polar and spherical coordinates by hand on paper?

I've been practicing drawing surfaces in different coordinates. I can do the easier ones but no I am completely stuck on the following two: Say we define spherical coordinates as follows: so that $...
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Adding Pitch/Yaw to Spherical Coordinates

Im running a program on a simulator where I have a stationary camera at global position $(0, 0, 0.48)$ with a pitch $=-28$ and yaw $=0$ rotation. The reference for this pitch and yaw are the global ...
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Converting coordinates

I am having huge trouble converting between cartesian to polar and to spherical. I need these methods for my limits of integration in most cases but using the formulas never seem to work, I just ...
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spherical parametrization

spherical parametrization for different equations A=$x^2+y^2+z^2=5, z\geq0.$ B=$(x-1)^2+(y-1)^2+z^2=1.$ C=$2x^2+3y^2+4z^2=1.$ for A i know that the answer would be $r\left(\theta,\phi\right)=\...
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sphere centered at 1,1,0 prametrization

spherical equation is usually as $\,x^2+y^2+z^2=1$ centered at (0,0,0) and we know this $\,\rho=\sqrt{1} , \,x=\rho\sin\phi\cos\theta , \,y=\rho\sin\phi\sin\theta , \,z=\rho\cos\phi$ the ...
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shperical coordinates limits

how to write the limits for the integration in spherical coordinates to get the volume of 1- the solid inside the cylinder $$r= \sin(\theta)$$ bounded from above by $$z=\sqrt{1-x^2-y^2}$$ and ...
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Calculate next point on sphere a certain distance away

I have a sphere where I know the radius, origin and a single point $p^1$ on the surface by its cartesian coordinates ('world' x/y/z). I'm struggling trying to calculate the position of another point $...
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Evaluate the integral $f(x,y,z) = x$ within $x^2+4y^2+9z^2 \leq 1$ and $x \geq 0$ and also $y \geq 0$

I am asked to evaluate the integral $f(x,y,z) = x$ within $x^2+4y^2+9z^2 \leq 1$ and $x \geq 0$ and also $y \geq 0$ using a change of variables. Should I proceed with spherical coordinates? If so, is ...
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Using cylindrical coordinates evaluate $\int_{0}^{2} dx \int_{0}^{\sqrt{2x-x^2}} dy \int_{0}^{a} z \sqrt{x^2+y^2} dz$

I am asked to solve the following problem: Using cylindrical coordinates evaluate $\int_{0}^{2} dx \int_{0}^{\sqrt{2x-x^2}} dy \int_{0}^{a} z \sqrt{x^2+y^2} dz$ Before doing that long ...
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How to determine $\varphi$ in spherical coordinates

Assume that I would like to integrate some continuous a.e. function $f(x,y,z)$ over the following set: $ a^2_1 \le x^2 + y^2 +z^2 \le a^2_2$, and $z\ge c^2(x^2+y^2)^{1/2}$. So, in a case I would like ...
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Find limits of integration for region under sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2$ inside cone $x^2+y^2=z^2$ and above $0xy$

I am asked to find the limits of integration for region under sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2$ inside cone $x^2+y^2=z^2$ and above $0xy$. Should I use spherical coordinates or cylindrical coordinates? Is it ...
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Find limits of integration for the interior region of sphere with center $(a,0,0)$ and radius $a$ using spherical coordinates

I am asked to find limits of integration for the interior region of sphere with center $(a,0,0)$ and radius $a$ using spherical coordinates. How can one do that? I know that one may use $$ x = r \...
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Limits of integration spherical coordinates

I have seen a lot of exercises where they solve a triple integral using spherical coordinates. But I'm confused about the limits that one should use. For example when they integrate over a sphere like ...
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Jacobian matrix for change of variables from Cartesian coordinate system to Spherical (Geographic) coordinate system.

I am trying to obtain the Jacobian matrix for a change of variables from Cartesian coordinate to spherical coordinates. My spherical coordinate system is a conventional right-handed Geographic ...
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Equation of a great circle passing through two points

I've searched everywhere for something to help me with this problem, but I can't find anything. What I want to calculate is the midpoint between two locations (latitude and longitude) on a sphere. The ...
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Set up the triple integral for region between cylinders $x^2 + y^2 = 9 \quad x^2 + y^2 = 16 \quad z = 4+x^2$ and $0xy$ plane

I ran into a problem that I am not sure about the correct answer. The question is: Set up the triple integral for region between $x^2 + y^2 = 9 \quad x^2 + y^2 = 16 \quad z = 4+x^2$ and $0xy$ ...
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Volume enclosed between two spheres using spherical coordinates [duplicate]

The question reads use spherical coordinates to find the volume of the solid enclosed between the spheres $x^2+y^2+z^2=4$ and $x^2+y^2+z^2=4z$. The first sphere is a sphere of radius 2 centered at ...
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Derivative of spherical coordinates [closed]

Why are the r dot terms (eg -r^dotsincos in the z derivative) in the derivatives of the spherical coordinates? Differentiation, as I've understood it, is differentiating a function with respect to a ...
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Finding Surface area of a shape given its spherical coordinate equation

Is the surface area of the shape defined by $\rho = 4\cos(\theta)\sin(\theta) $ given by the following? $$\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^\pi\sqrt{1 + 0 + 16\cos^2(2\theta)}\ \rho^2\sin(\phi)\ \ d\phi\ d\theta$$...
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Cube in Spherical Coordinates not centred at the origin

I`ve seen that there are already a couple of questions about how to describe a cube in Spherical Coordinates. However they are all centred at the origin. I would like to describe a cube in Spherical ...
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Triple integrals using spherical coordinates

I'm trying to integrate this using spherical coordinates (this is the only information given by the way). My issue is understanding how to find the range of $φ$ and $θ$. I know that $0≤ρ≤3$. But for $...
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How to Find Equation of Line Given Latitude, Longitude, Heading

I need to find the equation of a line given X and Y coordinates (latitude and longitude) and a heading in degrees. I can assume that 0 degrees is North. So for example, I might have that the point ...
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Question the convergence of $\iiint_{x^2+y^2+z^2\geq1}\frac{e^{\sin(x+y+z)}}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^p}$ in dependence of $p$

Question the convergence of $$\iiint_{x^2+y^2+z^2\geq1}\frac{e^{\sin(x+y+z)}}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^p}$$ in dependence of $p$. In class we did $$\iiint_{x^2+y^2+z^2\geq1}\frac{e^{-x^2-y^2-z^2}}{\sqrt{x^2+y^...
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Find the volume of the region outside cone and inside sphere.

Find the volume of region outside the cone $\varphi = \frac{\pi}{4}$ and inside the sphere $\rho =4cos(\varphi)$. Solution Attempt: I can visualize the surfaces and see that the volume is two ...
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How can the Bessel function of the second kind be in the radial eigenfunction?

Let $0<a<b<\infty$. Consider the heat equations or wave equations on the annulus or the spherical layers $$\Omega:=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^d\mid a<\|x\|_2<b\},$$ $$\partial\Omega:=\{x\in\...
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Plotting Spherical Coordinates

I'm trying to plot the Poisson Kernel, where a = 1, so the resulting equation would be $$P(r,\theta) = \frac{1-r^2}{1-2r\cos(\theta)+r^2}$$ $0\leq r <a = 1 ,\textrm{ } -\pi \leq \theta \leq \pi$ ...
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Sperical coordinates and the divergence theorem

Use the divergence theorem to calculate $\int \int F\cdot dS$ where $F=<x^3,y^3,4z^3>$ and $S$ is the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=25$ oriented by the outward normal. I have found that $div(F)=<3x^2,...
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Point along great circle line (aka arc) closest to a target point on the ground

Given: an arc (aka a great circle line, not a straight-line) defined by two arbitrary end points (which I can express in lat/lon/altitude or earth-centered fixed (ECF) 3D 'cartesian' space). Think ...
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Getting topological objects from the “cube” of $T^3$

One can imagine $T^3$ much like he can imagine $T^2$: as a flat box with opposite faces identified. One may put coordinates on $T^3$, each of which would logically range from $0$ to $2\pi$. To get $S^...
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Computing the vector Laplacian in spherical coordinates using metric tensor

I want to compute the Laplacian of a vector in spherical coordinates using metric tensor. I started only with the first component but I have obtained a different formula! Let be $\vec{v} $ a vector ...
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Equation of a circle in spherical coordinates

What would be the equation of an arbitrary circle rotated along some angle theta around the X-axis in spherical coordinates? For simplicity we may assume that it is a circle with constant radius r. ...
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Find the volume of a shape using spherical coordinates.

Find the volume of the shape formed inside $x^2+y^2=z$ and $x^2+y^2=2$ using spherical coordinates. I know I need to do a triple integral but I can't quite get the integral limits.
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Laplacian in spherical coordinates - brownian motion

Consider the Laplacian equation on the unit sphere, for a vector $f$. $\theta$ is polar angle, and $\phi$ is azimuthal angle. The Laplacian in spherical coordinate is : $$ \Delta f = {1 \over r^2} {\...