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Ch 30: Polar Coordinates and Parameterizations: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Polar Coordinates and Parameterizations chapter of this High School Precalculus Help and Review course is the simplest way to master polar coordinates and parameterizations. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of polar coordinates and parameterizations.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school precalculus will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school precalculus. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to graph functions in polar coordinates or working with parametric equations
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about polar coordinates and parameterizations
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Polar Coordinates and Parameterizations chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Polar Coordinates and Parameterizations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any polar coordinate or parametric question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a polar coordinates and parameterizations unit of a standard high school precalculus course. Topics covered include:

  • Graphing functions in polar coordinates
  • Complex numbers in polar form
  • Evaluating parametric equations
  • Converting between rectangular and parametric forms
  • Conic sections in parametric and polar forms

8 Lessons in Chapter 30: Polar Coordinates and Parameterizations: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

1. Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any Cartesian coordinate point into a polar coordinate point. You will also learn how to plot these points.

Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

2. Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert complex numbers from rectangular form to polar form easily by following the formulas you will see here. You will also learn how to find the power of a complex number.

Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

3. Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate a parametric equation for any given parameter. Learn the steps involved and what the complete answer looks like.

Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

4. Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

There are all kinds of ways of writing equations. Learn about parametric equations in this video lesson. Learn how you can convert between parametric equations and their equivalent rectangular equations.

Graphs of Parametric Equations

5. Graphs of Parametric Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can go about graphing parametric equations. Learn the simplest way to graph parametric equations by eliminating the parameter.

Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

6. Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use parametric equations to help you solve real world problems such as the path of a moving object. Learn how to form parametric equations to model the real world.

Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

7. Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the standard form equations for conic sections, the parametric form equations and the polar form equations.

Parametrics: Definition & Equations

8. Parametrics: Definition & Equations

Parametrics are a special type of mathematical expression that build on traditional rectangular equations. Learn how parametric equations can be used to simplify problems, create graphs, and enhance our understanding of the behavior of those graphs.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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