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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: aseerkt on 19/10/2016 15:19:59

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

More information is needed for me to answer this question, what do you have and what do you want to do?

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?

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.