I was trying to map Rectangle from cartesian to polar coordinates. I started by making a rectangle in a Cartesian Plane. From the x and y coordinates of the rectangle, I calculate the radius and angle as follows $$r=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$$, $$\theta=tan^{-1}\frac{y}{x}$$

After Tracing the point $(r,\theta)$

I got this curve shown in the image.

Is the Transformation Right? Or contain any Mistakes? The left one is Cartesian and Right one is Polar. tti

  • $\begingroup$ Can you print the polar coordinates? It looks like your angle is never greater than $30^\circ$ $\endgroup$ – Andrei May 2 at 20:49
  • $\begingroup$ Since the right-hand pane shows a polar plot, you should get exactly the same rectangle as the one you started with, so you’ve obviously made a mistake somewhere. For one thing, there should be a vertex at $\theta=\pi/4$, but all of the vertices in the polar plot are in $][0,\pi/6]$. $\endgroup$ – amd May 2 at 21:27

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