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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A sample calculation, taken for H values either side of the original two-dimensional x-y plane, is given in Table 1 to help the reader understand how the surface A is calculated.
2] + bG + c and Equation (6) reduces to B = 0, indicating that the parabolic trace originally plotted in the x-y plane in Figure 1, curve (iii), is recovered unchanged (see Figure 4).
into and out of the original x-y plane along the normal though the point x = -[b/2a] i.