Definition of Polar coordinate
1. Noun. Either of two values that locate a point on a plane by its distance from a fixed pole and its angle from a fixed line passing through the pole.
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Literary usage of Polar coordinate
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1. Tables of Complex Hyperbolic and Circular Functions by Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1914)
"Firstly, it has been found impracticable to procure polar coordinate ruled ... Secondly, regular polar coordinate charts of the type presented in Figs. ..."
2. Handbook of Mathematics for Engineers and Engineering Students by Joseph Claudel (1906)
"Thus, having to apply the formula, it is an easy matter to determine the maximum error which this formula will give. A NOTE ON THE polar coordinate SYSTEM ..."
3. Elementary Mathematical Analysis: A Text Book for First Year College Students by Charles Sumner Slichter (1918)
"polar coordinate Paper. polar coordinate paper (form M3) is prepared for the construction of loci in the polar system. A reduced copy of a sheet of such ..."
4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"I am convinced that neither the clock-diagram method nor tie polar-coordinate method has any essential advantage over the other except, perhaps, ..."
5. Artificial Electric Lines: Their Theory, Mode of Construction and Uses by Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1917)
"The length of the vector OP is called the "modulus " of the polar coordinate complex quantity; while the circular angle /3 is called the "argument" of the ..."
6. Elementary Mathematical Analysis: A Text Book for First Year College Students by Charles Sumner Slichter (1914)
"polar coordinate Paper. polar coordinate paper (form Af3) is prepared for the construction of loci in the polar system. A reduced copy of a sheet of such ..."