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Unformatted text preview: Conversion between Cartesian and plane polar coordinates Coordinates W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 8 W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 9 Unit Vectors axisx the along directedˆ i axisy the along directedˆ j A unit vector is directed along one of the axes of the coordinate system and has a magnitude of 1. W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 10 Addition & Subtraction Using the Component Representation j B A i B A j B i B j A i A B A C y y x x y x y x ˆ ) ( ˆ ) ( ) ˆ ˆ ( ) ˆ ˆ ( + + + = + + + = + = G G G Addition – add the components Subtraction – subtract the components j B A i B A j B i B j A i A B A C y y x x y x y x ˆ ) ( ˆ ) ( ) ˆ ˆ ( ) ˆ ˆ ( − + − = + − + = − = G G G...
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