1. ## Advanced Calculus -- Finding the local inverses of f

Problem: For each of the following transformations (u,v) = f(x, y): (i) compute the Jacobian det Df, (ii) draw a sketch of the images of some of the lines x = constant and y = constant in the uv-plane, and (iii) find the formulas for the local inverses of f when they exist.
(a) u = (e^x)(cosy), v = (e^x)(siny)
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I've completed (i) and (ii) but I'm stuck on (iii). I know I have to solve for x and y but don't know how to start. Hints?

2. ## Re: Advanced Calculus -- Finding the local inverses of f

I'm tempted to divide by e^x (which never is zero), and then square.

3. ## Re: Advanced Calculus -- Finding the local inverses of f

Originally Posted by TKHunny
I'm tempted to divide by e^x (which never is zero), and then square.
Hmmmm....well, I'm supposed to get x = x(u,v) and y = y(u,v) so if do as such, I get:
u = (e^x)(cosy)
u/(e^x) = cosy
I take the arccos and get
$\displaystyle arccos (u/e^x) = y$

If I solve v for x and try to substitute, it just starts looking troublesome.

4. ## Re: Advanced Calculus -- Finding the local inverses of f

Originally Posted by MissMousey
Problem: For each of the following transformations (u,v) = f(x, y): (i) compute the Jacobian det Df, (ii) draw a sketch of the images of some of the lines x = constant and y = constant in the uv-plane, and (iii) find the formulas for the local inverses of f when they exist.
(a) u = (e^x)(cosy), v = (e^x)(siny)
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I've completed (i) and (ii) but I'm stuck on (iii). I know I have to solve for x and y but don't know how to start. Hints?
You may find this about log polar coordinates interesting

Log-polar coordinates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5. ## Re: Advanced Calculus -- Finding the local inverses of f

Ok, I got it. Thank you, everyone.