Cartesian to Polar Equation Calculator

by The Scientific Place

The following equation will be converted:

x2+y2=1 x^{2} + y^{2} = 1

The following is the polar equation:

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What is a Cartesian equation?

A Cartesian equation is a mathematical expression that defines a curve or surface in a Cartesian coordinate system using variables xx and yy. For example, the equation of a circle with radius rr centered at the origin is x2+y2=r2x^2 + y^2 = r^2.

How do I convert a Cartesian equation to a polar equation?

To convert a Cartesian equation to a polar equation, use the transformations x=rcos(θ)x = r\cos(\theta) and y=rsin(θ)y = r\sin(\theta). Substitute these into the Cartesian equation to get its polar form.

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