geodesic polar coordinates

geodesic polar coordinates

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(mathematics)
Coordinates u and v of a surface such that the curves obtained by setting u equal to various constants are geodesic circles with a common center P and geodesic radius u, and the curves obtained by setting v equal to various constants are geodesics passing through P such that v0 is the angle between the tangents at P to the lines v = 0 and v = v0.
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