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## Definition of the noun Cartesian Coordinates

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noun

1. [algebraic geometry] The coordinates of a point measured as its perpendicular distance to the right of a vertical axis (the y-axis) and its perpendicular distance above a horizontal axis (the x-axis).

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### Blackie’s Dictionary of Mathematics

by Blackie

Cartesian coordinates Rectilinear two-dimensional or three-dimensional coordinates (and therefore a special case of curvilinear coordinates) which are also called rectangular coordinates. The three axes of three-dimensional Cartesian ...

### Patrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

Cartesian coordinates: A system of coordinates whose axes or dimensions are three intersecting perpendicular straight lines and whose origin is the intersection . Cartesian-coordinate system: A coordinate system with axes or dimensions that ...

### CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MATHEMATICS (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

Cartesian Coordinates in 3D ➙ Notations and Conventions Quadrants and Octants ¥ Cartesian Space Cartesian Formulas for the. Cartesian. Coordinates. in. 3D. Choosing a Cartesian coordinate system for a ...

### Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (2013)

A-Integral — Coordinates by M. Hazewinkel

The rectangular Cartesian coordinates of a point M are represented ...

### The Mathematics Dictionary (1992)

by R.C. James, Glenn James

See cartesian — Cartesian coordinates. polar-coordinate paper. Paper ruled with concentric circles about the point which is to serve as the pole and with radial lines through this point at graduated angular distances from the initial line. Used to ...

### Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (set) (1994)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

The rectangular Cartesian coordinates of a point M are represented by an ordered pair of numbers (x, y), the first of which (the abscissa) is equal to the magnitude of the orthogonal projection of the directed segment OAf on the abscissa axis, ...

### Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

Curvilinear coordinates are a coordinate system that is not Cartesian (see Cartesian coordinates). While Cartesian coordinates may be visualized as the determination of points in a plane by the intersection of two straight lines perpendicular to ...

### Encyclopedia of Analytical Surfaces (2015)

by S.N. Krivoshapko, V.N. Ivanov

give the Cartesian coordinates—hyperbolic coordinates relation. These ratios can be obtained if we relate the same point A of a Monge surface to the Cartesian coordinates and to the hyperbolic coordinates: x 1⁄4 xu;tð Þ 1⁄4 vsinacost À ...

### Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

Cartesian coordinates A system invented in the 17thC by René Descartes that specifies a point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numbers, or coordinates, which are the distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular lines, measured in the ...

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