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Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Polar, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
The authors point out the problem with using angles phi and theta in spherical coordinates in the opposite way that they are used in other sciences, especially physics and engineering. They explain why this poses a larger problem for students than is generally acknowledged. Then they propose to switch the use of these angles, which could relatively easily be accomplished by adjusting current calculus textbooks.
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Creator(s): Tevian Dray and Corinne A. Manogue
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College Mathematics Journal
Resource copyright: Mathematical Association of America
This review was published on June 08, 2011
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