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How do the plane polar coordinates work?

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    you know polar coordinate system right!!|dw:1349364467374:dw|

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  2. Callisto
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    Yes.. a little... But NOT in vectors!!

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    no they are just same.|dw:1349364550790:dw|

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    |dw:1349364634178:dw|

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    we know that we write (x, y) as our point. In polar coordinate we write (r, theta) <--- this means this is a vector space. you have been using it unknowingly.

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  6. Callisto
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    Since it's related to sine, and cosine, it's not linear translation, right?

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    |dw:1349364748021:dw|

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    yep. now let's go back to unit vector for a while. in cartesian how do you represent a vector?

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  9. Callisto
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    xi + yj? i and j are unit vectors

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    yes ... and in cartesian coordinate?

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    Huh?! Are they different??

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    Woops sorry ... polar coordinate??

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    Well... Isn't it what I got stuck?

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    \[ r \hat r + \theta \hat \theta\]

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    now we need to find the relation between \( \hat r , \hat \theta \) and \( \hat i, \hat j \)

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    for that we know

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    |dw:1349365095537:dw|

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    |dw:1349365280570:dw|

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    |dw:1349365350758:dw|

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    how do we define unit vectors?

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    vector/length of vector?

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    yep ...

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    |dw:1349365586284:dw|

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    can you write the relation between \( \hat r \) and i,j

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    unit vector of r = (xi + yj) / (x^2 + y^2) ? I know it's strange...

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    |dw:1349365738630:dw|

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    Oh, should I express it in terms of theta?

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    yep

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    unit vector of r = (xi + yj) / (x^2 + y^2) \(= \frac{(rcos) \theta i +(rsin\theta)j}{r^2cos^2\theta+r^2 sin^2 \theta} \) \(= \frac{(rcos) \theta i +(rsin\theta)j}{r^2 } \) Hmm.. doesn't look good, sorry!!

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    |dw:1349366033743:dw|

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    can you check page no 14 again?

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  32. Callisto
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    Yes....

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    you got your first relation right?

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    Eh.... I was about to say no, but then, yes :|

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    for second relation there are many tricks. this is my favourite. polar coordinate is orthogonal coordinate system. \[ \hat r \cdot \hat \theta = 0\] so change \( \theta = \theta + 90 \) you will get second relation.

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    Hmm, sorry!! OS is not loading properly here... And... please give me sometime to work it out first.. :(

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    sure till then i'll work out on the original method|dw:1349366641329:dw|

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    Sorry... May I know what that e is?? I meant he wrote \(\hat e_\theta\) or \(\hat e_r\) there.

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    |dw:1349366770653:dw|

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    |dw:1349367409678:dw|

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    So, they are the unit vectors?

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    yep!!

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    |dw:1349367720837:dw|

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    Right, your trick works :|

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    PQ as a vector? or...?

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    yep. PQ

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    |dw:1349367904332:dw|

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    i hope you are understanding.

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    PQ (vector) =\(r (cos(\theta +d\theta) -cos\theta )i + r (sin(\theta+d\theta) -sin\theta)j\) Sum-to-product formula?

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    yep .. .cos C - cos D .. and ...

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    \[PQ = r[cos(\theta+d\theta)-cos\theta] i + r[sin(\theta+d\theta)-sin\theta]j\] \[=-2rsin(\theta+\frac{d\theta}{2})sin\frac{d\theta}{2}i +2rcos(\theta+\frac{d\theta}{2})sin\frac{d\theta}{2}j\]

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    |dw:1349368740990:dw|

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    Isn't that |PQ| something horrible??

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    lol ... no. Looks like i forgot cos C - cos D

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    |dw:1349369192240:dw|

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    Enough hint already!! (shhh!!~)

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    |dw:1349369373117:dw|

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    |dw:1349369423357:dw|

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    |dw:1349369566965:dw|

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    |dw:1349369666573:dw|

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    **************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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    |dw:1349369888678:dw|

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    |dw:1349369925726:dw|

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    similarly for theta |dw:1349370057135:dw|

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