Math 41 Section 2.1 - The coordinate system described here...

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10:59:57 Chapter 2 Section 1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas Rectangular Coordinates X-axis - horizontal axis Y-axis- vertical axis Origin- point of intersection o The origin has a value of zero on both the x and y axis o Points above and/or right of the origin are positive o Points below and/or left of the origin are negative
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Unformatted text preview: The coordinate system described here is called the rectangular, or Cartesian Coordinate System. The plane formed by the x and y axis is sometimes called the xy-plane The x-axis and the y-axis are called coordinate axes...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course MATH 041 taught by Professor Brunsden,victorw during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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