Lesson: Coordinate SystemsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to perform vector calculations in different coordinate systems such as polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates.
Sample Question Videos
Consider a coordinate system in which the positive -axis is directed vertically upward.
What is the displacement of a particle 8.5 m directly above the origin?
What is the displacement of a particle 1.3 m directly below the origin?
The coordinates of a particle in a rectangular coordinate system are . What is the position vector of the particle?
Two points in the Cartesian plane have the coordinates and . Find the distance between them.