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Cylindrical & Spherical Coordinates: Definition, Equations & Examples

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A point P has Cartesian coordinates (3,-4,10). What is the spherical r coordinate of this point?

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1. A point P has Cartesian coordinates (3,-4,10). What is the cylindrical r coordinate of this point?

2. Which of the following is valid set of spherical coordinates of a point?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test your understanding of cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Yes, just when you thought you've mastered the x-y axes of the two-dimensional coordinate plain, you learn that things are about to get more complicated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you will test your understanding of:

  • Spherical r coordinates
  • Cylindrical r coordinates
  • Spherical coordinates of points
  • Cartesian coordinates
  • Euclidean distances

Skills Practiced

A few of the skills you will need to complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cylindrical and spherical coordinates and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Cartesian coordinates of points
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to calculate Euclidean distances
  • Problem solving - apply what you've learned to several practice math problems involving coordinates

Additional Learning

To learn more about the topics covered in this brief assessment, study the lesson Cylindrical & Spherical Coordinates: Definition, Equations & Examples. This lesson will help you prepare for the assessment and study:

  • Real-life uses of spherical coordinates
  • What cylindrical coordinates are
  • The formulas used to find them
  • Sample calculations
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