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    Please help with polar coordinates explanation. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopsterdude View Post
    Please help with polar coordinates explanation. Thanks.
    the 2n + 1 generates odd numbers. it simply means you add or subtract odd multiples of pi.

    so say you have (r, \theta ) = (1, \pi)

    then that is the same as saying (-1, 2 \pi) = (-1, 3 \pi) = (-1, 4 \pi) = ... = (-1, - \pi) = (-1, -2 \pi) = ... and so on.

    to really get what's going on, try plotting all these points on a diagram, you'll see the pattern
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