can someone give me the applications of Polar coordinate System in daily life with at least 3 examples. i can do it on paper . but im kinda confused about real life application of polar coordinates.
Latitude and longitude are based on polar coordinates.
Clocks are sort of based on polar coordinates with each minute being equivalent to a 6 degree angular change.
If you ever get into problems involving pendulums these are generally done using polar coordinates.
I have introduced Polar Coordinates
to my students like this . . .
You give directions from your friend's house to your house .
If this is in a city, your direction might go like this:
. . Go 4 blocks east and 3 blocks north.
The coordinates of your house are:Code:* B | + | 3 + | A * - + - + - + - * 4
If you are located in the woods,
your directions would be different.
You might say:Code:* B * : 5 * : * : * 36.9o : A * - - - - - - -*
. . Face east.
. . Turn north about 36.9o.
. . Walk out 5 blocks.
The polar coordinates of your house are: