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CSET Math: Geometric Description & Polar Coordinates - Chapter Summary
The engaging lessons in this chapter will review the formulas for different conic sections and explain how they plot on rectangular coordinates. They also cover the concept of polar coordinates, why they are important and how they can be applied. They are designed to refresh your understanding of these concepts and to help you practice before taking the CSET Math Subtest II exam. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify different conic sections from their respective formulas
- Define and use polar coordinates
- Describe how to change from rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa
- Understand how to use geometry to simplify and solve complex math problems
The lessons will cover each of these topics in simple and understandable ways. Our math experts have also included multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter practice test to offer you a chance to test your knowledge and provide a glimpse at the types of questions on conic section and polar coordinates you could see on the CSET Math Subtest II exam At any point, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our group of experts.
1. How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas
In algebra, we have a formula for everything. Take a cone and slice it and we have a formula for the shape that results. Watch this video lesson to learn how to distinguish between these formulas.
2. Polar Coordinates: Definition, Equation & Examples
Discover a new way of graphing with polar coordinates. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of polar coordinates, how they can be calculated, and in what types of problems they will be useful. Practice what you have learned with example problems and a quiz after the lesson.
3. How to Convert Between Polar & Rectangular Coordinates
Symmetry in a math problem may suggest a change of coordinate systems. In this lesson we'll discuss how to convert between two common coordinate systems: polar and rectangular.
4. Using Geometry to Analyze Math Problems
As you learn more math concepts, it helps you solve problems faster and easier. This is the case when it comes to using geometry to solve math problems. Read this lesson to learn how common geometric shapes can help you solve problems.
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