# What is the formula for converting x,y,z coordinates into spherical coordinates?

## Question:

What is the formula for converting x,y,z coordinates into spherical coordinates?

## The spherical coordinates:

The spherical coordinate system is based on the same idea as polar coordinates and is used to determine the spatial position of a point using a distance and two angles.

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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.