Hi all,

I've got to convert this equation to polar co-ordinates.

My working so far is as follows,

Let and

I can't see this being right with r on the RHS though, anyone able to help? Cheers.

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- October 19th 2009, 01:42 AMPeleusConverting to Polar co-ordinates
Hi all,

I've got to convert this equation to polar co-ordinates.

My working so far is as follows,

Let and

I can't see this being right with r on the RHS though, anyone able to help? Cheers. - October 19th 2009, 02:02 AMmr fantastic
Your equation simplifies to

**Case 1:**

**Case 2:**

so you have four rays, all with terminus at the origin (alternatively, two lines passing through the origin). See http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...%28y+%2B+3x%29 - October 19th 2009, 02:26 AMPeleus
Any hints as to how it actually simplifies down to that? I'm not sure at what point I should be manipulating it to produce that result.

- October 19th 2009, 02:28 AMmr fantastic