Unformatted text preview: 1 2 respective components. Then add the individual components, there are several 'standard' coordinate systems to choose from in
The most commonly used is the rectangular (2-D) or Cartesian (3- other coordinate systems polar coordinates use and
x and y
--r is the distance from the origin to the head of the vector (i.e. the
full magnitude of the vector)
is the 'polar' angle, measured counterclockwise (CCW) away 2 2 be calculated in rectangular/cartesian coordinates.
In 3-D, there are 2 commonly used 'angular' coordinate systems. One components. Spherical has one length and 2 angles. Cylindrical has
2 lengths and 1 angle. (in this class, we will only do 3-D calculations
with cartesian coordinates) 3 4 5 ...
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