# Finding other Polar Coordinates

• Apr 18th 2012, 12:15 PM
Ashz
Finding other Polar Coordinates
The attachment is an example of a problem that I have to do, but I don't understand how the (r, θ), applies or can apply to (a), (b), and (c).

An explanation of how to find additional polar coordinates would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
• Apr 18th 2012, 03:33 PM
skeeter
Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ashz
The attachment is an example of a problem that I have to do, but I don't understand how the (r, θ), applies or can apply to (a), (b), and (c).

An explanation of how to find additional polar coordinates would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

what attachment?
• Apr 18th 2012, 04:24 PM
Ashz
Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates
Oops... It's there now :D
• Apr 18th 2012, 05:01 PM
skeeter
Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates
all of these give the same polar coordinates ...

$\displaystyle \left(4,\frac{5\pi}{3}\right)$

$\displaystyle \left(4,\frac{5\pi}{3} - 2\pi \right)$

$\displaystyle \left(-4,\frac{5\pi}{3} - \pi \right)$

$\displaystyle \left(4,\frac{5\pi}{3} + 2\pi \right)$