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  • 1.

    The Polar Coordinate Plane Help

    Introduction to the Polar Coordinate Plane The Cartesian scheme is not the only way that points can be located on a flat surface. Instead of moving right-left and up-down from an origin point, we can travel outward a certain distance, and in a ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 2.

    Examples of Polar Coordinates Help

    Examples of Polar Coordinates—Circles To see how the polar coordinate system works, let’s look at the graphs of some familiar objects. Circles, ellipses, spirals, and other figures whose equations are complicated in Cartesian ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Compression and Conversion Help

    Geometric Polar Plane Figure 5-12 shows a variant of the polar coordinate plane on which the radial scale is graduated geometrically, rather than in linear fashion. The point corresponding to 1 on the r axis is halfway between the ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Navigator’s Way Help

    Introduction to the Navigator's Way Navigators and military people use a coordinate plane similar to the one preferred by mathematicians. The radius is called the range, and real-world units are commonly specified, such as meters (m) ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Trigonometry and Polar Coordinates Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: The Polar Coordinate Plane Help

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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