Problem 36E

Polar to Cartesian coordinates Convert the following equations to Cartesian coordinates. Describe the resulting curve.

Solution 36E

Step 1:

In this problem we have to convert to cartesian coordinates.

Given : polar curve

We need to convert this to cartesian coordinate system.

We know to convert from Polar Coordinates (r,θ) to Cartesian Coordinates (x,y) :

- x = r × cos( θ )
- y = r × sin( θ )

This is the equation of line