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    polar coordinates

    How would you find tan(u..with a horizontal cross going into the u) for:
    p = 2 + sin(fetta) at fetta = pie/6
    i know sin(pie/6) is equal to 1/2, but do not know what to do to solve this.
    Thanks once again for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davecs77 View Post
    How would you find tan(u..with a horizontal cross going into the u) for:
    p = 2 + sin(fetta) at fetta = pie/6
    i know sin(pie/6) is equal to 1/2, but do not know what to do to solve this.
    Thanks once again for the help.
    Three notes:
    1) It's "pi" not "pie"

    2) It's "theta" not "fetta"

    3) You have a \not u? (That's the best I can do with it.) What is that supposed to be? And your question then you have a "p"?

    Edit: Wait. Is your "u" with a line through it supposed to be a \theta? That's the Greek letter "theta".

    I still can't make any sense of your question.... Could you quote the exact wording of your question?

    Edit II: Is your "p" supposed to be a \rho? Then are you looking at the polar coordinate ( \rho, \theta)? But what's this about finding tan( \theta ) ?

    -Dan
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