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Transformations of Polar Graphs

Alteration of graph based on changing constants and/or function of a polar equation.

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Polar Coordinates and Graphs

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Vocabulary

Complete the chart.
 Word Definition Polar Coordinates ________________________________________________________ ______________ a graph of two heart shaped loops reflected across the "x" axis ______________ a graph with a sinusoidal curve looping around the origin Transformation ________________________________________________________

Polar Coordinates

How many radians are in a circle? _____________

How do you convert from degrees to radians? ____________________________

In your own words, explain how to graph polar points on a graph: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Name the coordinates of the points on this graph:



A: ____________

B: ____________

C: ____________

Graph the following on a calculator:

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Give three alternate sets of coordinates for the given point within the range  .

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Distance Between Two Polar Coordinates

What is the Law of Cosines? ______________________________________

How do we have to transform the Law of Cosines to make it a distance formula for polar coordinates? _____________________________________________________

Therefore, what is the Polar Distance Formula? ______________________________________

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Find the distance between each set of points:

1.  and
2.  and
3.  and
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Transformations

Give an equation for a line on a polar graph: _______________________________

Give an equation for a circle on a polar graph: _______________________________

Graph the following polar equations on the same polar grid and compare the graphs.

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What are the graphs of  or  called? _________________________