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Equations of Lines in Polar Coordinates




 
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Equations of Lines in Polar Coordinates
In the study of polar equations we must learn how to write the equation of a polar coordinates line. Students are sometimes asked to use the distance formula for polar coordinates, or to find the equation of the polar coordinates line in rectangular form, so students should know how to convert points on the polar coordinates line from polar to rectangular, and from rectangular to polar coordinates and how to find the polar equation of a line through the origin (or pole).

Polar Coordinates Introduction and Equations of Line
In this video, you will learn
How to Derive the four really important equations that let you convert from rectangular to polar.
How to Convert a rectangular point to polar coordinates.
How to Convert a second rectangular point.
How to Convert a line from slope-intercept form to polar coordinates.
How to Convert a vertical line to polar coordinates.
How to Convert a horizontal line to polar coordinates.
How to Convert a line through the origin to polar coordinates.
Converting an equation in polar coordinates into one with rectangular coordinates.



Polar Coordinates 3
Converting between Cartesian and Polar functions
Find the Polar Equation for a Line
This video explains how to write a the polar equation for a line given in rectangular form.


 

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