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Spherical coordinates

# Spherical coordinates - the direction of θ here is...

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Overview of Spherical Coordinates Use these coordinates: Location of particle in terms of length (distance) and 2 angles The velocity is given by where The acceleration is given by where or or

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Note: This is similar to what is given in Wikipdedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_coordinate_system ), except that θ and ø are reversed and
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Unformatted text preview: the direction of θ here is opposite that of its equivalent angle in the previously given coordinate system- this is responsible for the difference in signs in the acceleration terms : According to Wikipdedia In spherical coordinates the position of a point is written, Its velocity is then, and its acceleration is,...
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• Spring '08
• Geographic coordinate system, Coordinate system, Spherical coordinate system, Wikipdedia, acceleration terms

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