cartesian coordinate system

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cartesian coordinate system

[kär′tē·zhən kō′ȯrd·nət ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A coordinate system in n dimensions where n is any integer made by using n number axes which intersect each other at right angles at an origin, enabling any point within that rectangular space to be identified by the distances from the n lines. Also known as rectangular cartesian coordinate system.
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The Inca officials specializing in astrological khipu appear to have learned to plot points on the coordinate plane and to read the coordinates from a graph because that information could be numerically encoded on a khipu.
The center point is located in the 1st quadrant and does not represent the Cartesian coordinate plane correctly.
Furthermore, the power of the coordinate approach is that from the list of coordinates alone, the graph can be transferred to any setting--another student, a computer program, or even the wall--where a coordinate plane is established.
Some lessons teach math concepts by using the robot to visualize coordinate planes, degrees of movement and limitations.
After excitation frequency for stable and steady part alignment was experimentally set to all pegs (Table 1), motion trajectory of the tip was taken in all three coordinate planes.
Data were collected from the coordinate planes unit examination for prealgebra students, and the mean scores of those in the experimental and comparison groups were compared.