Greetings,

My question is from the book "Tensor Analysis" by Barry Spain. I am asked to show that what the components of a vector become upon transforming from rectangular Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates. I have attached the question in jpeg format. I have came up with a solution but the angular component in my solution is r^2 times the angular component given in the book. I have checked some other books on this subject and found out that both the solution given in the attachment and the one I found exist. I am pretty confused about this, and I assume that this book is wrong or I am doing a terrible mistake. I will be grateful if someone can provide some insight.

Note: I found it appropriate to post this in differential geometry section since it is related with tensors somehow.