Intro to Polar Coordinates. •. θ. r. Points on a Plane. Rectangular coordinate system Represent a point by two distances from the origin Horizontal dist, Vertical dist Also possible to represent different ways Consider using dist from origin, angle formed with positive x-axis. (x, y). •.
rPoints on a Plane
Note: for (r, θ)
It is θ (the 2nd element that is the independent variable
θ in degrees
Experiment with Polar Function Spreadsheet