## How do you evaluate a double integral with polar coordinates?

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Key Concepts

- To apply a double integral to a situation with circular symmetry, it is often convenient to use a double integral in polar coordinates.
- The area dA in polar coordinates becomes rdrdθ.
- Use x=rcosθ,y=rsinθ, and dA=rdrdθ to convert an integral in rectangular coordinates to an integral in polar coordinates.

**How do you find the value of a double integral?**

Using double integrals to find both the volume and the area, we can find the average value of the function f(x,y). The value describes the average height of the calculated volume or the average surface mass of the calculated total mass. =(ex−x)|10=(e−1) − (1−0)=(e−2). ˉf=∬Rf(x,y) dA∬R(1) dA=0.83.63886=0.2198.

### What is Z in polar coordinates?

In the polar coordinate system, Z represents the complex number. The polar representation of any complex number (z) as x + iy. Which can be represented as, z = x + iy = reiθ

**What is the meaning of double integral?**

Double integrals are a way to integrate over a two-dimensional area. Among other things, they lets us compute the volume under a surface.

## How do you convert Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates?

To convert from Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates: r=√x2+y2 . Since tanθ=yx, θ=tan−1(yx) . So, the Cartesian ordered pair (x,y) converts to the Polar ordered pair (r,θ)=(√x2+y2,tan−1(yx)) .

**Why do we use polar coordinates?**

Polar coordinates are used often in navigation as the destination or direction of travel can be given as an angle and distance from the object being considered. For instance, aircraft use a slightly modified version of the polar coordinates for navigation.

### What do r and theta represent in polar coordinates?

The coordinate r is the length of the line segment from the point (x,y) to the origin and the coordinate θ is the angle between the line segment and the positive x-axis.