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1 Polar Coordinates Polar coordinate system: a pole (fixed point) and a polar axis (directed ray with endpoint at pole). Relation to rectangular coordinates ●x=r cos θ,y= r sin θ⇒x 2 +y 2 =r 2 , tan θ= y x r= x 2 + y 2 =arc tan y x The angle, θ, is measured from the polar axis to a line that passes through the point and the pole. If the angle is measured in a counterclockwise direction, the angle is positive. If the angle is measured in a clockwise direction, the angle is negative. The directed distance, r, is measured from the pole to point P. If point P is on the terminal side of angle θ, then the value of r is positive. If point P is on the opposite side of the pole, then the value of r is negative. Problem : P (x, y) = (1, 3). Express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2 (r, θ) = (2, /3), (- 2, 4/3) . Problem : P(x, y) = (-4, 0). Express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2. (r, θ) = (4, ),(- 4, 0) . Problem : P (x, y) = (-7, -7), express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2. The location of a point can be named using many different pairs of polar coordinates. ← three different sets of polar coordinates for the point P (5, 60°). The distance r and the angle θ are both directed--meaning that they represent the distance and angle in a given direction. It is

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Polar Coordinates

Polar coordinate system: a pole (fixed point) and a polar axis (directed ray with endpoint at pole).

Relation to rectangular coordinates

The angle, θ, is measured from the polar axis to a line that passes through the point and the pole.

If the angle is measured in a counterclockwise direction, the angle is positive.

If the angle is measured in a clockwise direction, the angle is negative.

The directed distance, r, is measured from the pole to point P.

If point P is on the terminal side of angle θ, then the value of r is positive.

If point P is on the opposite side of the pole, then the value of r is negative.

The location of a point can be named using many different pairs of polar coordinates.

← three different sets of polar coordinates for the point P (5, 60°).

The distance r and the angle are both directed--meaning that they represent the distance and angle in a given direction. It is possible, therefore to have negative values for both r and . However, we typically avoid points with negative r , since they could just as easily be specified by adding to .

Problem : P (x, y) = (1, 3). Express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2

(r, θ) = (2, /3), (- 2, 4/3) .

Problem : P(x, y) = (-4, 0). Express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2.

(r, θ) = (4, ),(- 4, 0) .

Problem : P (x, y) = (-7, -7), express it in polar coordinates (r, θ) two different ways such that 0≤ θ < 2.

(r, θ) = (98, 5/4),(- 98, /4) .

Problem : Given a point in polar coordinates (r, θ) = (3, /4), express it in rectangular coordinates (x, y) .

(x, y) = (3√2/2, 3√2/2) .

Problem : How many different ways can a point be expressed in polar coordinates such that r > 0 ?

An infinite number. (r, θ) = (r, θ +2n) , where n is an integer.

Problem : Transform the equation x2 + y2 + 5x = 0 to polar coordinate form.

x2 + y2 + 5x = 0 r2 + 5(r cos θ) = 0

r ( r + 5 cos θ) = 0

The equation r = 0 is the pole. Thus, keep only the other equation: r + 5 cos θ = 0

Problem : Transform the equation r = 4sin θ to Cartesian coordinate form. What is the graph? Describe it fully!!!

circle: r = 2 C(0, 2)

Problem : What is the maximum value of | r| for the following polar equations:

a) r = cos(2 θ) ;

b) r = 3 + sin(θ) ;

c) r = 2 cos(θ) - 1 .

a) The maximum value of | r| in r = cos(2 θ) occurs when θ = n/2 where n is an integer and | r| = 1 .b) The maximum value of | r| in r = 3 + sin(θ) occurs when θ = /2+2n where n is an integer and | r| = 4 . c) The maximum value of | r| in r = 2 cos(θ) - 1 occurs when θ = (2n + 1) where n is an integer and | r| = 3 .

Problem : Find the intercepts and zeros of the following polar equations: a) r = cos(θ) + 1 ; b) r = 4 sin(θ) .

a) Polar axis intercepts: (r, θ) = (2, 2n),(0, (2n + 1)) , where n is an integer.

Line θ = /2 intercepts: (r, θ) = (1, /2 + n) , where n is an integer. r = cos(θ) + 1 = 0 for θ = (2n + 1)Π, where n is an integer.b) Polar axis intercepts: (r, θ) = (0, n) where n is an integer. Line θ = /2 intercepts: (r, θ) = (4, /2 +2n) where n is an integer.

r = 4 sin(θ) = 0 for θ = n, where n is an integer.

TI – 84 plus

CLEAR RAM follow these key strokes: "2nd", "+", "7","1","2"

Graphing polar equations

graph the polar equation r = 1- sinθ

1. Hit the MODE key.

1. Arrow down to where it says Func and then use the right arrow to choose Pol.

1. Hit ENTER The calculator is now in parametric equations mode.

1. Hit the Y= key.

1. In the r1 slot, type r = 1- sin(θ) Hit X,T,θ,n key for typing θ

• Press [WINDOW] and enter the following settings:

θmin = 0θmax = 2πθstep = π /24Xmin = -3Xmax = 3Xscl = 1Ymin = -3Ymax = 1Yscl = 1

With these settings the calculator will evaluate the function from θ = 0 to θ = 2 π in increments of π /24.

• Press [GRAPH].

The following graph will be displayed.

EXAMPLES:

Spiral of Archimedes: r = θ, θ ≥ 0

The curve is a nonending spiral.

Here it is shown in detail from θ = 0 to θ = 2π

Lima¸cons (Snail):

θ

0

π/4

π/3

π/2

2 π/3

3 π/4

π

5 π/4

4 π/3

3 π/2

5 π/3

7 π/4

2 π

r

– 1

–0.41

0

1

2

2.41

3

2.41

2

1

0

–0.41

–1

Lima¸cons (Snail):

The general shape of the curve depends on the relative magnitudes of |a| and |b|.

convex limacon limacon with a dimple carotid limacon with an inner loop

Cardioids (Heart-Shaped): r = 1 ± cosθ , r = 1 ± sinθ

Flowers

Petal Curve: r = cos 2 θ

The area enclosed by a polar curve r = r():

Petal Curves: r = a cos n θ, r = a sin n θ

r = sin 3θ r = cos 4 θ

• If n is odd, there are n petals.

• If n is even, there are 2n petals.

First and second derivative

r = r():

x = r cos y = r sin

1. derivative

2. derivative: = = = and now good luck

Note that rather than trying to remember this formula it would probably be easier to remember how we derived it .

Tangent line: y = m (x – x0) + y0

at point 0 of the r = r(): r0 = r(0), x0 = r0 cos 0 y0 = r0 sin 0 m = at r0 = r(0)

Horizontal tangent line: Horizontal tangent will occur where the derivative is zero:

at point 0 of the r = r(): → → 0 → r0 = r(0) y0 = r0 sin 0 eq: y = y0

Vertical tangent line: Vertical tangents will occur where the derivative is not defined:

at point 0 of the r = r(): → → 0 → r0 = r(0) x0 = r0 cos 0 eq: x = x0

Concavity: If second derivate is negative curve will be concave down, and for positive second derivate curve will be concave up.

Polar curve: at point 0 of the r = r(): at (r0, θ0)

Arc length

The arc length of polar form is :

S =

S = dx = dy =

x = r cos y = r sin

The area enclosed by a polar curve r = r():

A = 1 ≤ ≤ 2

limaçon: r = 0.5 + cos θ

table:

1. Find the area of the inner circle.

2. Find all vertical and horizontal tangents.

3. Find the points with two tangent lines. Find tangents.

4. Concavity table.

A =

=

=

= 0.375 (4/3 - 2/3) + 0.5(sin 4/3 – sin 2/3) + 0.125 (sin 8/3 – sin 4/3)

= 0.25 - 0.5 3 + 0.125 3 A = 0.25 - 0.375 3

2. x = r cos = 0.5 cos + cos2 = – 0.5 sin – 2 cos sin

y = r sin = 0.5 sin + cos sin = 0.5 cos – sin2 + cos2 = 0.5 cos + 2cos2 – 1

horizontal tangents: slope = 0

2cos2 + 0.5 cos – 1 = 0 cos = (– 0.5 ±

cos = – 0.843 3 = 2.572 rad 4 = 3.710 rad

each equation is: y = r sin

vertical tangents: slope = ∞

sin + 4 cos sin = 0 sin(1 + 4 cos) = 0

sin = 0 = 0 tangent: x = 1.5 the same for cos = - ¼

3. r = 0.5 + cos θ will have two tangents at point r = 0 = 2/3 and = 4/3

slope = . = calculate that for both = 2/3 and = 4/3

first tangent line at r = 0 = 2/3 (y1 = 0, x1 = 0) y = y’ (x – x1) + y1

second tangent line at r = 0 = 4/3 (y1 = 0, x1 = 0) y = y’ (x – x1) + y1

Problem : Decide whether each of the following polar graphs is a limacon, a rose curve, a spiral, a circle, or none of these: a) r = 2 + cos(θ) ; b) r = 2 ; c) r = sin(3θ) ; d) r = 1 - cos(θ) ; e) r = 2θ .

a) r = 2 + cos(θ) is a limacon.b) r = 2 is a circle.c) r = sin(3θ) is a rose curve.d) r = 1 - cos(θ) is a limacon. e) r = 2θ is a spiral.

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