Cartesian coordinate system

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a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system

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Then using the trigonometric identity 1 + [tan.sup.2][theta] = [sec.sup.2][theta], we can obtain the Cartesian equation. The area between the witch and the x-axis is 4[pa.sup.2] and the volume of revolution about the x-axis is 4[p.sup.2][a.sup.3].
Berendsen, "Numerical integration of the cartesian equations of motion of a system with constraints: molecular dynamics of n-alkanes," Journal of Computational Physics, vol.
If we eliminate the vi coordinates from the parametric equations of the mobile curves (6) we obtain the cartesian equations of the guiding mobile curves (ri) related to the mobile reference system Oxyz.