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    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!
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    Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashz View Post
    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?
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    Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates

    Oops... It's there now
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    Re: Finding other Polar Coordinates

    all of these give the same polar coordinates ...

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

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

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

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