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Polar Coordinates—A Review

None Ruiyang Zhang1
01 Mar 2023-pp 1-6
TL;DR: In this article , a brief chapter reviews relationships between polar and Cartesian coordinates, polar coordinate unit vectors, time-derivatives of these unit vectors and lists some useful integrals and series expansions.
Abstract: In this book, orbits are analyzed using polar coordinates. This brief chapter reviews relationships between polar and Cartesian coordinates, polar coordinate unit vectors, time-derivatives of these unit vectors, and lists some useful integrals and series expansions. These relationships will be used repeatedly in subsequent chapters.