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There are **5** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Polar coordinates**, you may find related items under Coordinates, functions and graphs.

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### Polar Bearings

What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

Age 16 to 18

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### An Introduction to Polar Coordinates

This introduction to polar coordinates describes what is an effective way to specify position. This article explains how to convert between polar and cartesian coordinates and also encourages the creation of some attractive curves from some relatively easy equations.

Age 14 to 18

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### Polar Flower

This polar equation is a quadratic. Plot the graph given by each factor to draw the flower.

Age 16 to 18

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### Maltese Cross

Sketch the graph of $xy(x^2 - y^2) = x^2 + y^2$ consisting of four curves and a single point at the origin. Convert to polar form. Describe the symmetries of the graph.

Age 16 to 18

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