1. ## 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.

2. Originally Posted by davecs77
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 $\displaystyle \not u$? (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 $\displaystyle \theta$? 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 $\displaystyle \rho$? Then are you looking at the polar coordinate $\displaystyle ( \rho, \theta)$? But what's this about finding $\displaystyle tan( \theta )$?

-Dan