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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When the Cartesian coordinate system is utilized, states can usually be integrated with respect to a local reference frame (like runway fixed frame) or a global frame like ECI.
Seen in this way, we can say that the Cartesian coordinate system was not the way to freedom of spirit, but rather a means of channelling it into a framework of organized thinking.
But all of these axes are useless without the Cartesian coordinate system.
A Cartesian coordinate system will be used with the z-axis normal to the plane of the earth's orbit, so that when viewed from the positive z-axis, the earth moves counterclockwise around its orbit.
1-24 Transformation of Tensors under Rotation of Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate System.
m) workspace is defined as a simplified blocks world with respect to a global Cartesian coordinate system c.
The scalar wave functions U discussed in this paper all denote the complex disturbance at a point of observation P(x, y, z) in the diffraction pattern of a perfectly conducting, infinitesimally thin, semi-infinite screen that occupies the half plane x > 0, z = 0 of a cartesian coordinate system, as depicted in Fig.
In the rectangular Cartesian coordinate system we can use the Fourier-Kirchhoff DEHF wrote as (2):