# Math Help - jacobian (multivariable calculus) plz help!

1. ## jacobian (multivariable calculus) plz help!

Show that the Jacobian of the transformation to spherical coordinates is ρ^2sin∅

2. Originally Posted by sinni8
Show that the Jacobian of the transformation to spherical coordinates is ρ^2sin∅

Show some working and it will be easier to help you out. Do you know how to find the Jacobian in general? Where is it that you are stuck?

For spherical coordinates you have,

$x = \rho \sin{\phi} \cos{\theta}$ , $y = \rho \sin{\phi} \sin{\theta}$ and $z = \rho \cos{\phi}$.

Just plug in the correct derivatives into the formula you have to calculate the Jacobian. Let me know where you get stuck.