With this calculator you can convert cartesian coordinates of a point
into polar coordinates and vice versa. The cartesian coordinates of a point
are the value of the abscissa x an the ordinate y.
The polar coordinates are the radius r for the distance between the point
and the pole (the origin of the cartesian coordinate system) and the angle
Θ (or azimut) for the angle (anti-clockwise) between the axis
with the angle 0° (corresponding to the abscissa in the cartesian coordinate system)
and the point.
Type the cartesian coordinates or the polar coordinates of a point into the
corresponding fields. After a click with the mouse on any free space of the window
or the "calculate"-button the calculation is performed.
The fields with input data get a light-green background, fields with calculated
values are coloured pink. The calculation is performed with the pair of coordinates
Move the mouse over a unit or click on it to read its full name.
Click on the "reset"-button to reset the calculation.
What are the polar coordinates of the point with the cartesian coordinates x=3 und y=5 ?
After a click with the mouse on any free space of the window or the
"calculate"-button you can read the result.
The radius (the distance between the origin and the point) is 5.831.
The angle between the connection origin to point and the abscissa-axis is 59.036°.
This value corresponds to 1.0304 radians or 0.32798*π.
- Large and small numbers are written exponentially. As example
2.3e5 = 2.3⋅105 = 230000 or
4.5e-5 = 4.5⋅10-5 = 0.000045.
- There is no warranty for the conversion. Cactus2000 is not
responsible for damage of any kind caused by wrong results.
- Please send an email if you have suggestions or if you would like to see more
conversions to be included.
- A collection of all Cactus2000-converters
running offline may be ordered
for a price of € 15.-.
A test version is available for download for free.
© Bernd Krüger, 29.12.2009