CALCULUS Understanding Its Concepts and Methods

Cylindrical coordinates

Cylindrical coordinates locate a point by specifying its distance
*r*
from the
*z*-axis,
its angle
*q*
with the positive
*x*-axis,
and its usual
*z*-coordinate.
They are a mix of polar coordinates
(*r*, *q*)
in the
*xy*-plane,
and one rectangular coordinate
*z*.
These cylindrical coordinates are written
*P* = (*r*,*q*,
*z*).

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Triple integrals in cylindrical coordinates

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