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Offline aseerkt

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How to derive gradient of a function in polar co ordinates from the cartesian co ordinates
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More information is needed for me to answer this question, what do you have and what do you want to do?
 

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How to derive gradient of a function in polar co ordinates from the cartesian co ordinates
Can you convert the Cartesian coordinates into polar and work from there?
 

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How to derive gradient of a function in polar co ordinates from the cartesian co ordinates

If your function lies on a plane with only one variable it is straightforward by translating the function to the origin. Otherwise you need spherical coordinates and may need to solve partial derivatives.
 

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