Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
February 6- 2-D Motion

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Circular (or polar) coordinates
 

You can describe any position in space using x & y OR r & q.
 



Of course the two coordinate systems are related-


                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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