Posted by **BM** on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:25pm.

I've received an assignment to investigate the polar coordinate system compared to the cartesian one.

Theres a question that asks you to investigate into how to convert polar coordinates into cartesian.

From my text book, I know in Polar coordinates, that if (d,è) is a point, where is d the distance and è is the angle, to convert into cartesian,

x = d cos è

y = d sin è

but I don't know how to prove it, or even explain it

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Pre-calculus- URGENT - Convert the rectangular coordinate (-8,i (square root of ...
- pre calc.Math - Please help me any one of these please! Thank You to any one r=...
- science - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- science - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...
- physics - The most convenient way to express vectors in the two dimensional ...

More Related Questions