Rectangular and Polar Coordinates Applet
- Kaitlin Murphy
This is an applet for representing distance with both rectangular and polar coordinates. The check boxes toggle the information for rectangular or polar coordinates on or off.
Consider these questions while using the applet: 1. What are the polar coordinates when point A is on the origin? Give a brief explanation of why they are represented that way. 2. What is the highest theta value you can get? 3. List two pros and two cons for both rectangular coordinates and polar coordinates. Which do you prefer? Why?