Convert the point from cylindrical coordinates to spherical coordinates. (15, \pi, 8)

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Convert the point from cylindrical coordinates to spherical coordinates. {eq}(15, \pi, 8) {/eq}

Coordinate Systems

For systems of three variables, we have three common coordinate systems. The first is the Cartesian, or rectangular system. The next is the cylindrical, and the third is the spherical. Depending on the context of the problem, one coordinate system may be easier to use than another.

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Converting from cylindrical coordinates to spherical means converting from a point of the form {eq}(r, \theta, z) {/eq} to the form {eq}( \rho,...

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Cylindrical & Spherical Coordinates: Definition, Equations & Examples

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Chapter 13 / Lesson 10
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In this lesson, we introduce two coordinate systems that are useful alternatives to Cartesian coordinates in three dimensions. Both cylindrical and spherical coordinates use angles to specify the locations of points, a feature they share with 2-D polar coordinates.


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